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thehardygardener

Organicleygardener. Grows wildflowers perennials native trees. Gardening since crawling faster than slugs. Seasonaly challenged Scotland🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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thehardygardener

Macro zoomiez in on the baby orchid, all fingers crossed

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churchfarmgarden

It looks really healthy Aly 🤞

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thehardygardener

Hopefully all fingers crossed @churchfarmgarden

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thehardygardener

The planting medium is coy shredded fine, the roots are jist popped on top. I hope this works

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pelly

Good luck 🤞

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thehardygardener

Thanks @pelly doing the experiments with advice from the taggers

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lydiastirling

You may find they do better in a fine bark or medium bark with a small.amount of sphagnum moss. Coy can be suffocating and to wet. Although it is used in by big nuserys to intensivly grow them.

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thehardygardener

That's great advice, I have defrosted the moss @lydiastirling will find some sterile bark too

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lydiastirling

Avoid the the westmoorland brand bark its awful if full of peat which you don't want. Orchid focus the green one is good or have a look.on the burnham nursery website. They also have good growing guides for orchids they are a specialist orchid nursery

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thehardygardener

Thanks so much @lydiastirling I avoid all mass produced as totally not ethical. Peat, and non organic chemicals, including pesticides and Glyphosate products that are insidious in our growing mediums

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lydiastirling

Best bet would be burnham nursery then. They have a very good choise of orchids to 😁 writhlington school orchid project also have a very good store for orchids. Many are cool growing. There bark is very good but it is large. They grow everything in.

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thehardygardener

Brilliant link to ethical nursery @lydiastirling we all can support the changes. Super School project. Growing gardeners!

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sanmarino

Mine died loved it

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thehardygardener

On great advice @misternatureboy I have been brave a cutt up the sections like bamboo rings. Propagation in progress

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txgardener

Mine just pop off the momma plant. Very interesting. Good luck can't wait to see the results. ☺

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misternatureboy

Very exciting! Don't fuck it up, ha ha.

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thehardygardener

Did you say pop or chop @misternatureboy... Am eating more pie now, learning more about the different orchid growing conditions

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thehardygardener

Like almost fall off? @txgardener

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txgardener

Way to put some pressure on somebody @misternatureboy 😉😉

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misternatureboy

You're welcome! I would've waited for the little plants to grow a few leaves, but let's see how yours do. HAIL SCIENCE!

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thehardygardener

It's fine I have pie @txgardener so forget the chips, we'll all meet in Stoneywood somewhere

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txgardener

Mine take some wingle wingling but they pop off!

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thehardygardener

Oh am much handier with the hori Hori @txgardener my busted hands are no very wiggly

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thehardygardener

Must get zoomed in more @misternatureboy each one does have 2 leafs at least

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txgardener

Some nice plump roots on these babies they should thrive 👍

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thehardygardener

This is the orchid rescue, these are the roots and new growing medium. Not moss as all frozen

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jamescallifer

I'm actually doing something mad, I bought 5 types of mushroom s and will Bury them under the soil 10 cms and wait to see if any sprout some lol.

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thehardygardener

That's brilliant as the frosts won't get the mushrooms @jamescallifer did you get the plants in the ground too?

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richard.spicer.7906

Oh they look interesting 🤔

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thehardygardener

Experimenting with taggers advice @richard.spicer.7906

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jamescallifer

Yes the plants have been in since the day I got them

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thehardygardener

This is my brain forgotten @jamescallifer am glad. Cheers

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