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valjones-hughes

Time for a update. Been here for 5 years now so the garden is no longer brand new. It’s still windy, it’s still stony and I still have so many plans.

Zygopetalum

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2019
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valjones-hughes

Just catching up on the day’s events here. So adding to the general purpleness with another shot of this lovely orchid. #purple

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rosiebug

Beautiful 💜

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kez001uk

Stunning flowers 💜💚💜

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rachelbrooks

Wow! That’s quite something! 💜💚💜

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kylers

Oh-la-la gorgeous flowers

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lydiastirling

What's the scent like on it?

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richard.spicer.7906

Stunning orchid Val

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valjones-hughes

Lovely fragrance @lydiastirling

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valjones-hughes

Another from yesterday’s indoor photography. I’m so pleased with this #zygopetalum this time so many blooms and lots more buds and such a wonderful fragrance #houseplants #indoorplants #orchid #fragrant #houseplantsjoho

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cyndi

That is beautiful

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matewe

Stunning 💚💜

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johnson8301

💜💜💜💜💜

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novicegardenlover

Lovely 💚💜

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johninbrighton

Wonderful.

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Christos

Well done. Excellent care. Well done

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valjones-hughes

Thanks @Christos I think I’m ready to buy another orchid. Any recommendations- not too hard but rewarding. I’m really getting into them now!

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Christos

@valjones-hughes Depends. Do you want something big,small, fragrant?

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valjones-hughes

Biggish, not to worried about fragrant, scent tends to get lost amongst everything @Christos

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Christos

@valjones-hughes Try a cymbidium. Easy to care and very rewarding

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valjones-hughes

Thanks @Christos I’ll look for one.

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valjones-hughes

Trozy blue is back. Thrilled that my move on from moth orchids is, at least for now, flowering. The first bud is open and wonderfully fragrant. Thanks for the advice @Christos and the good luck wishes @terrimclaughlin both worked! #houseplantsjoho

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terrimclaughlin

Such a unique flower!!👍🏻🤗😊💕

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lovestogarden

That is becoming a favorite #colorcombo - #chartreuse & #purple 💞

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suerichards

Wow that’s gorgeous 💜

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telswirld

Beautiful

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Christos

@valjones-hughes Excellent. Well done and enjoy the amazing fragrance

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valjones-hughes

#zygopetalumorchid Trozy blue. Arrived home to a very exciting delivery. Decided to branch out and add a different kind of orchid to the family. Fingers crossed that it does as well as my others, any advice welcome #houseplantsjoho #orchidadvice @Christos

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terrimclaughlin

Well good luck....your a very brave woman lol just kidding I just can’t grow those I think u really need to know ur stuff with orchids. Good luck let us see it again soon!!!🤗🤗🤗👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😊💕

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valjones-hughes

Thanks Terri, have been very lucky with my moth orchids, with successful propagations and keeping them growing and flowering repeatedly so I’m going for a challenge. I hope I can show it again soon - even though a couple of buds had, disappointingly, been knocked off in delivery🤨 🤞

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juliesgarden

That’s a beauty Val 😍

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awomanonabike

That looks amazing...in a not quite for real way 😉👌

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Christos

@valjones-hughes First of all congratulations for the new arrival. Tomorrow you will be able to smell her amazing scent. It is very fragrant. Now about the care. 1. Do not repot at this time. The best season is spring. Personally I repot all of my orchids when new growth and new roots appear. 2. They need bright but not direct sunlight.3. Water it very very well with room temperature water. Allow the medium to dry slightly but not completely between waterings.

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Christos

@valjones-hughes 4. Be extremely careful with the water on the leaves. They can easily turn black or develop black marks. If you like to clean them use a moist but not wet cotton bud or a microfibre cloth. 5. Be aware for mealybugs. Some times can be really bad and they hide underneath the leaves or behind of the petals.

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brightcolours

#orchid-advice #zygopetalum-advice

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valjones-hughes

@Christos Thanks - great advice. I’ll check it well for mealy bugs today and find the best light clearly not on the south side of the house.

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