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junebensted

Artist at heart . Love to paint pictures and my gardens ( one in SW England the other in SW France) provide the canvas !

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kathy

👌🏻😊

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yodamama

Beautiful 📸

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pinkicepop

My fave

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thomasrat3

Lovely June - and I love your duck😍

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junebensted

White one

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junebensted

I keep this one on the kitchen windowsill #linfoster

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junebensted

@linfoster

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junebensted

#white , #orchid

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linfoster

Do you have to keep them out of drafts June?

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junebensted

Have never thought about it @linfoster . I keep them away from the radiators and let them sit on south facing windowsills or near south facing Windows . I think they need lots of light. I'm not at all precious about them , really just water them every 10 days or so and let them get on with it . When I go away I move them all into my kitchen table together for watering by friends . I have four or five of them and there is usually one in flower or about to flower most of the year .

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junebensted

It is warm in my kitchen as there is an aga so they must like warmth !

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justin

#houseplant

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linfoster

Thanks June for the info 😍

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junebensted

#houseplants

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linfoster

That's gorgeous June but where in the house do you keep it because I've failed with the two I had for presents? ☹️

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justin

#houseplant #orchid

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junebensted

I keep it in my lounge / drawing room but I haven't had this one very long . It was a present two weeks ago. I let it dry out and water a little at a time , not letting it sit in water at any time . I have two or three white ones ( which I like best ) that I have managed to keep for three or four years now . I have managed to get them to flower each year by cutting the flowering stems back by about a third each time after it flowers .

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junebensted

I find that if the stems die back too much I just cut them off and the plants throw out another new flowering stem !

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junebensted

@linfoster

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linfoster

Thanks June I'll see if I can look after my new one properly this time 😕

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kathy

Beautiful

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