Orchids....

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Dolores

Orchids....

Anyone have any tips on identifying orchids as I now have one starting to bloom. It was a birthday pressie last year and as I am new to orchids, I need some help or maybe someone could recommend a good website for me to look at...

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sandra

Orchids

Probably a philanopsis - at least those are the "norm" as it were.
If you google Orchid Socirty sure you will get loads of info.

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jonny

Orchids

I find this site to be good,

https://www.easyorchids.co.uk/site/index.php

I know it is an online shop but has lots of tips.

Remember that many orchids are parasitic, so they live on the bark of trees. Therefore to replicate their natural habitat (as best as you can) their roots to not have to be in soil, but bark chippings and they need to be kept moist but not standing in water.

A cheaper supply of bark chippings than garden centres, can be found at reptile supply websites. Apparently, it is used to line the bottom of tanks for snakes, lizards etc but is ideal for orchids - well mine like it anyway.

Jon

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Dolores

jonny....

Thanks for your advice and I have just looked at the website...

 
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