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i think i have enought pots lol

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i think i have enought pots lol

cleared out the shed yesterday. some of the pots that were in there



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I think you probably have. Perhaps you could open a shop.

13 May, 2009

 

What are you going to do with all those???

13 May, 2009

 

lol i dont know B, as Toto said i could indeed open mu own pot shop.

ill use some of them myself , think ill drop some up to my mum and my sister

13 May, 2009

 

Lucky you, all that grow in my shed are plastic ones!!

13 May, 2009

 

Oh, yes - how true, Gee! I am always taking black bin liners full of them up to the Horticultural College - I never get rid of them all, though - they breed like rabbits, I think.

13 May, 2009

amy
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How is it that you have so many nice white square ones Eileen , what did you have in those when you bought them ?

13 May, 2009

 

lol the shop where Ciara's boyfriend works throws all these out every week Amy. i think its a waste

13 May, 2009

 

I think the square ones are orchid pots - we use some very simular to these in the shop that i work, and they are about £5 each too. you are very well orgainsed Eileen, i have pot's every where at the moment, not as nice as these though i bet you can come up with some lovely arrangement with them.

14 May, 2009

amy
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Lucky you Eileen , they are good pots , what a waste !

14 May, 2009

 

aye Amy , its a shame. im sure even they sold them at half price loads of peole would buy them .

14 May, 2009

 

spot on Angie, the square ones are indeed from orchid displays that were in the shop.
the Orchids too were thrown into the bins

14 May, 2009

 

oh no! why? ....... i have a bathroom full of Phalanopis orchids as they are unsalable once they finish flowering, but the do re-flower for me every year. they are stunning and i find them really easy..... i would have thought with your growing tallents Eileen you would have them decorating every room :-) or did you just not get to them in time lol

15 May, 2009

 

lol i managed to get two of them Angie. one is still flowering .
ill need to look it up how to look after them . seen somewhere on here that when they are finished flowering to cut the stem back.

15 May, 2009

 

yes that's right Eileen, just above one of the knodes, i usually cut right down to near the base (2nd knode) but my friend always cuts down just below where the flowers have finished because somtimes you get a second flush of flowers if you cut higher up the stem - personally i think this takes too much energy out of the plant and then you have to wait ages for it to flower again, but it's personal choice really. i like more frequent flowers, she likes long flowering period. - mine flower on average once a year and are in flower for around 4 months at a time, which i think is pretty good going really. They are fairly easy, the worst thing you can do is overwater it. they like steam but also a bit of ventilation, if you have any problems with mould or condensation in your bathroom you will struggle with these. not too much direct light and they hate water sitting in the base of the plant. they quite like a misting little and often and aim for the air roots as appose to the leaves and flowers. in the wild they hang from trees believe it or not, so they need little soil and they like to be pot bound, this will incorage the air roots that will take mosture out of the air which is far better than watering the base of the plant, which is why a bathroom is ideal for them. i water mine about once every 3-4 weeks unless really hot in which case a little more, rain water is best - but to be honest i rarely remeber to take some in time to do them, as i find with both me and Brooke having a bath each a day there is always plenty of steam for them to take mosture from. i do feed them every so often, usually as they start budding up to flower. they don't like cold drafts or central heating, so they are a bit fussy, but easy if you hit it right. best of luck with them :-)

15 May, 2009

 

Angie , thank you so much for all that information

15 May, 2009

 

no probs your more than welcome ;-)

15 May, 2009

 

Angie and Eileen - Sainsbury's have a special offer on these - £5 each! They were walking out of the shop yesterday! Mine is pale yellow... :-D

15 May, 2009

 

oooohhhh nice! we have had some lovely ones in the shop recently....lime green with puple viens i have had my eye on it for ages, but they are still full price £12.95 if i wait until the the flowers finish - if it is still around i can get it for free! as they only get thrown in the bin otherwise....i keep moving it to the back of the display - hoping the customers won't see it and buy it in time ;-) arnt i naughty.

15 May, 2009

 

Definitely - but what a lovely one it sounds! Hope you get it.

15 May, 2009

 

thanks so do i. lol

15 May, 2009

 

shushhhh Angie, we wont say anything lol , i hope you manage to get that orchid , it sounds lovely . look forward to seeing a photo of it

15 May, 2009

 

thats a great price B,, we dont have a Sainsbury over here but ill wait and see if Stevens shop are throwing anymore out lol

15 May, 2009



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