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rachelbrooks

The garden is a love song...a duet between a human being and Mother Nature 🎶👩🏻‍🌾🥀

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rachelbrooks

Although miracles do happen Jane @pelly I’ve managed to keep this orchid alive for 14 months (not that I’m counting! 🙈) and it’s starting to flower again! 🙌🏼🙌🏼

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pelly

That’s gorgeous Rach, I’ve managed to keep mine too. We must be doing something right. 💕💕

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purplebird

Awesome Rachel 🤗

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columbiariver

Very pretty too!

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BillWatson

Well done Rachel mine's flowering again too

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rachelbrooks

👍🏼👍🏼 great Bill! @BillWatson

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bigemrg

How pretty! Well done Rachel! 😀

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Christos

Oh la la. Very well done.

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pauline33

Well done Rachel and very pretty flower it is 🤗❤️

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clipperty

Where is the green fingered emoji when you want it? 👏🏻👏🏻 xx

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rachelbrooks

Well thanks my lovelies, it’s quite a feat for me! 😂 Christos, I have followed all the advice you gave me, so thank you! 👍🏼 @bigemrg @Christos @pauline33 @clipperty

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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rachelbrooks

Well would you look at that! Not only have I managed not to kill a house plant - 9 months and counting...but it has flowered! Perfect timing as I probably haven't got any left in the garden! (Slight exaggeration! 🙈) #houseplant #orchid

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susanhumphrey333

Congrats 👏😊 Sorry it's short and sweet, but I shouldn't be on here. I have an early start tomorrow. Night night 😘

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rachelbrooks

Thanks and n'night 😴😘 @susanhumphrey333

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donnaandrew

Quite sublime!

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pelly

Yay Rachel 👍👍👍

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LadySmiff

That's lovely Rach, well done! Know what you mean about the garden, blimmin wind has blown all my lovely roses off​ the pergola 😤💨💐💨😤

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juliesgarden

Well it was worth waiting for , well done 👏👏👍

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susieg

Woohoo! Maybe you're getting the touch 🤗

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tiger123

Wow! Gorgeous 😍😍

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awomanonabike

Oh fabulous! 👏🏻👏🏻 What are you going to try next?!

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lexijane

Whoop whoop 🎉🎉

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pauline33

Well done you 👏👏 nothing survives in my house 😳😍

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rachelbrooks

#houseplant Not the most interesting picture, but am very proud of the fact that not only have I managed not to kill this...it actually has new shoots growing! 👍🏼👏🏼🎉 perhaps there's hope for me yet! 😆

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pelly

Oh well done Rachel. 😊😊

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carolgs

Well done ☺️

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yodamama

Well done 👍🏻👏🏻

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rachelbrooks

Aww thanks ladies 😘 it's no easy task in my house! #plantkiller 😱😂 @pelly @carolgs @yodamama

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pelly

Well Rachel if it's any consolation I killed my Poinsettia. 😂😂😂 @rachelbrooks

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jan06

You should be proud Rachel well done😊

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rachelbrooks

Oh me too Jane...long gone! 😆😆 @pelly

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susieg

Well done 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Jan ☺️👍🏼 @jan06

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angiecrazycatlady

See Rachel once you Google what to do with them they aren't that hard to keep alive are they 😊

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Christos

Good job. They look healthy.

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rachelbrooks

Although I haven't killed the orchid yet and I've had it over a fortnight! 🙊 and it's got new flowers 🌸

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pelly

Wow, you're doing well Rachel. 😊😊

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pelly

It's gorgeous by the way. 😊😊

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rhododendronmad

It's beautiful! Good luck! 🖒

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rachelbrooks

Thanks Jane and Linda - it'll need it, it's days are probably numbered! 😳😁 @pelly @rhododendronmad

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micbrown

Wow she's a stunner 😍😍

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harebell

Gorgeous Rachel 😊

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carolecuttingitfine

Whoa now that is quite an orchid!! Stunning! And obviously loves that window sill..

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cazz47

Oh wow that's a beauty @rachelbrooks!! 😍

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juliesgarden

😍😍😍😍

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godfreye

Beautiful🤗

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missiscook

Oh my! Its HUGE! And beautiful! Well done Rachel @rachelbrooks 👍👏👏

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rachelbrooks

My new orchid and my first houseplant for years #orchidsaturday

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micbrown

Love the green in the middle. So pretty.😊

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hayleyaj

Beautiful Rachel! Good luck! 💕

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lovemygarden65

It's lovely, don't know what I do wrong but I have killed many a good houseplant over the years @rachelbrooks have given up on them but quite like the look of @wesleybrian air plants . 😊

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wesleybrian

Low maintenance, versatile plants with no pots! 😆 @lovemygarden65 they stole my heart 😍💗

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SikoMa

Beautiful, arctic white😍

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bigemrg

That's a beauty Rachel! Keep meaning to add an orchid to my houseplant collection! 😀

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh that's beautiful, love orchids and they are my only houseplants too...

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rachelbrooks

Me too Michaela and the pink tinges on the edges 💚💗 @micbrown

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rachelbrooks

Thank you and thank you Hayley! 😁 @hayleyaj

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rachelbrooks

Oh I'm not expecting this to live long Marilyn! My track record with houseplants is abysmal! 🙈 I'm determined this time though and @Christos has given me loads of info on how to look after them! 😁👍🏼 @lovemygarden65 and I am fascinated by @wesleybrian 's airplants...🤔😊

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rachelbrooks

It does glisten like newly fallen snow Dar ❄️👍🏼 @SikoMa

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rachelbrooks

My first houseplant for donkey's years! May need your advice with this one @Christos @juliesgarden 😊

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Christos

@rachelbrooks Keep it in a warm, but not too warm, room. It won't mind if it cools down at night. Lots of natural light. Water well when the medium is fairly dry. Half fill a container with water (I use a decorative pot). Allow the water to come to room temperature. Place the plant in the water and leave for 15 minutes. Leave it to drain very well...

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pelly

That's lovely Rachel. I don't have houseplants as I tend to murder them. It's odd really because years ago I had loads and always managed to keep them. 😂😂

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Christos

@rachelbrooks After flowering reduce the watering and place the plant in a bright but cool room. Leave it to rest. This will stimulate new flower bud formation. Keep it slightly on the drier side until the buds start to form then slowly start to increase the water, return to normal watering when the buds are fully formed. When the first flower opens return it to warmer conditions. Enjoy and smell the flowers first thing in the morning. They are fragrant.

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lovemygarden65

Very pretty 💗

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juliesgarden

Love it Rachel. 😍😍

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janric

Oooh love it 😍

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juliesgarden

@Christos , I have no trouble getting them to flower but do you water while in flower , mine always seem to drop the flowers after no matter how sparingly I water them 😬

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ukjohnny

..top info @Christos

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angiecrazycatlady

Lovely. I don't grow orchids it's the one plant I seem to kill really well lol 😊

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mich

It's beautiful Rachel 😍👌

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Christos

@juliesgarden I water them only when the medium is almost dry.Never had any problem with them in bloom.

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