west sussex, United Kingdom
In three months I have managed to kill off a beautiful orchid. The last leaf dropped off yesterday. I only used rain water on it twice, didn't let it stand in it, kept it in the bathroom where it is steamy and warm, let the light get to the roots - but to no avail. One by one the flowers dropped off and the stalks went black. I am good with garden plants and useless with indoor ones. My dentist had one in the window today and it was dry as a bone so I think I overwatered mine. I will now make sure no-one ever gives me another orchid as its such a shame to lose them.
- 1 Dec, 2008