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A failure and compensation


Oh dear, the new orchid is sadly no more. All the remaining leaves fell off and so I tipped out the compost to have a look at the roots I saw that they were rotting so it has now been consigned to the bin.

However…..I have moved on and bought another two to compensate for the loss. See the photos…..

I bought this lovely cymbidium in the sale of course though the photo doesn`t do it justice.

This is the second flush of flowers on one of my older orchids

I bought this little phaleanopsis, again in the sale, as a replacement for the one that died. The plant itself is very healthy and should be fine.

If and when new stock arrives I shall buy the purple and white orchid full price. Something I don`t usually do but I love the colour and will make an exception.

Because the weather was dry and warm today I would have spent time in the garden clearing away old foliage before any neew growth gets going. However we were stocktaking at work so I spent the afternoon there instead. I must admit it is nice being at work when the sun is shining even if it is on a Sunday.

I haven`t heard any more from Labrador Lifeline and each time the phone rings I hope it might be them. I do hope I don`t have to wait too long, I haven`t been dogless for more than 3 mths and that wasn`t very nice. Note to self…..learn some patience…lol!

Anway must go now. I hope you`ve all had a nice weekend. Bye Bye for now. :o)

Sandra x

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M&S had them in our local store 1/2 price this weekend. Hope you hear about a new dog soon But perhaps you just have to wait for the right one to be ready to meet you!

17 Jan, 2010


I`m looking out for more orchids as well, one of mine is just coming into bud but the other is growing well but no sign of any buds yet, I really like your dark one.. We have had sunshine today as well for a change, it felt really good although still cold it lifts ones spirits just to see the sun for a change.
Sorry you haven`t heard any news yet Sandra but your new pet will come, keep your spirits up........

17 Jan, 2010


Good for you and not giving up on have learned a good lesson and will do well with the new ones.
Be patient about a new will choose you........

17 Jan, 2010


Good luck with your new orchids..:o)
Somewhere out there is a lovely Labrador, destined to enjoy life with you...
... it just isn't quite time yet... but understandable that you jump each time the phone rings... I hope you don't have to wait too many more weeks. xxx

17 Jan, 2010


That Cymbidium looks lovely - but I reckon it will need repotting in the spring, Sandra - it appears to be in quite a small pot.

What do you think went so wrong with your (dead) orchid?

Oh well - new ones are always nice to have!

I do so hope that your phone call comes soon. Good luck. :-))

17 Jan, 2010


Good luck with your orchids. And I hope you'll have that phone call soon :o))

17 Jan, 2010


had to giggle sandra, think we all do what you did, loose one plant buy two , to replace it hahah, nice one, look healthy to, hope you hear from lab lifeline soon :o)) x

17 Jan, 2010


Sorry about your Dead Orchid Lab51 :( Im 1st Orchid dyed 2 after id had it about 3months & it had sentimental ties to as it came from Phil as a gift :( I do hope your gorgouse replacements do better :) My fingers r crossed 4 the Lab Homimg Centre2 call u this wk :)x

18 Jan, 2010


Good luck with them.

18 Jan, 2010


Sorry to hear about your Orchid Sandra if you have a Lidl near you from Thursday on wards they are selling Orchids half price £5-99, not sure which ones but hey ho 5-99 is better than £10-00 or even £16. Good Luck :-)))

18 Jan, 2010


Your new orchids are lovely...Good luck with them!

18 Jan, 2010

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