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kate123

By kate123

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Quickly snapped a few of OH’s Mum’s orchids in her conservatory this morning – when I popped in to use the ‘yes we are allowed’ facilities!
We had pitched a gazebo up in the back garden earlier as it was quite chilly and there were several light showers, sadly.
We still enjoyed the morning, presents and cake went down well for her birthday!
What a difference in the weather from last weekend, when it was glorious and warm! It has felt like early April this weekend.

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They are beautiful flowers. Glad she has had a lovely birthday.
Yes it is truly April weather isn't it. Heating came on last night!

7 Jun, 2020

 

Absolutely gorgeous ! I bet she was pleased to see you on her birthday Kate!
We have the heating back on now !

7 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Eileen and Rose, yes it was a lovely morning despite this unseasonal weather! We’ve had our log burner on this weekend, keeping warm. I’m pleased we’ve had rain to fill up the water butts mind you!

7 Jun, 2020

 

Lovely photos, and what a happy day for your Mum-in-law. As you say, so much cooler this weekend, when last weekend it was so hot we were sitting in the shade. But the rain has done wonders for the garden - and for my muscles - having a rest from all that watering!

7 Jun, 2020

 

They are beautiful, Kate....does she grow them from the original plants the next year?....heating on here also!

7 Jun, 2020

 

They're all very beautiful, but I love the yellows. Glad OH's Mum had a good birthday.

7 Jun, 2020

 

Thank you Sheila, she was happy just to have us over! As you say, the rain has been beneficial hasn’t it! Plus we can have a break to recharge!

7 Jun, 2020

 

Hi Julia, thank you, she seems to do so well with houseplants, especially orchids. These are all the original plants she bought from day 1. Seem to thrive in her environment and whatever she does re. Care.
Can’t believe the weather!

7 Jun, 2020

 

Thank you Anget, that’s kind. Yes, I like the yellow one too - it’s eye catching!

7 Jun, 2020

 

Hi Kate...I've tried in the past,but to no avail...just sent for a silk white orchid....I know it's cheating! Ordered it from a German company.

7 Jun, 2020

 

Julia, I don’t blame you! I have struggled over the years. I have one in one of my back bedrooms upstairs...it hasn’t flowered since the first few blooms. This is despite advice on how to maintain and care for it!

7 Jun, 2020

 

🙂

7 Jun, 2020

 

My moth orchids thrived on neglect. I knew a chap who had a collection and he said people couldn't keep them because they were overwatered. (which was what I was doing.) After that, I didn't look back : one good soak and drain a week! Used to rebloom a treat. I don't have them now because they got too straggly.

7 Jun, 2020

 

What more can I say - there are some beauties there. So leased the party went well.

7 Jun, 2020

 

Hi Anget, that’s what OH’s mum said - once a week. Sometimes we care too much for the plants and they don’t actually need it.
Thanks Sue! It was a good day all round :-)

7 Jun, 2020

 

I'm so pleased mum-in-law enjoyed her birthday, despite the weather, been a bit touch and go lately as to whether you would be able to celebrate together hasn't it..
The orchids are absolutely stunning, I cannot have them here, kiss of death as soon as they enter my home, I've tried everything over the years had advice from many people to no avail, I've given up trying now as its not fair on the orchids...

7 Jun, 2020

 

Truly lovely orchids but the colours of the 4th and 5th one are just fabulous.

Orchids like our house which is quite cool most of the time and they really do thrive on lack of attention! I spray them with the special orchid spray you can buy and just water them about once a week.

7 Jun, 2020

 

lovely Kate with vivid colours . especially like 3rd one down spotty . Hope your Mum's day was a good one

8 Jun, 2020

 

What a beautiful selection , your mum must be an expert at taking care of Orchids ...

8 Jun, 2020

 

hope you all enjoyed the birthday, yep not the warmest we had a bbq with the kids yesterday, about a week to late I recon as weather has certainly changed. mind you it must have been a bonus getting to take photographs of the orchids, they are really lovely looking plants and I bet your oh's mother is really chuffed with them.

8 Jun, 2020

 

What a snazzy group of orchids she has. What a sight to see all these in bloom simultaneously. How nice to be able to pop in to use the facilities. Hopefully by now the showers have past and you are enjoying more pleasant weather.

8 Jun, 2020

 

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments!
Yes she is a bit of an orchid whizz I should say! I’m not very au fait with house plants, especially orchids, sadly..
The weather here has been a bit hit and miss for many of us..catching time between the showers!
Today isn’t too bad, milder and dry, but the week ahead isn’t looking like summer here..

8 Jun, 2020

 

The weather here in New York is perfect - warm, sunny blue skies with a gentle breeze.

8 Jun, 2020

 

Glad you and family were able to celebrate. The orchids are gorgeous. I've grown them for years with no problems...(feel a blog coming on).

10 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks, TWH, it was great to meet up again and enjoy her birthday, albeit the poor weather and distancing!
I think you should do a blog, it’ll be great to read and please add some pics too!

10 Jun, 2020

 

What a lovely collection of orchids. It’s a pity the weather changed but I am glad you all enjoyed celebrating your MiL’s birthday.

12 Jun, 2020

 

Thank you, Chris :-)

18 Jun, 2020

 

Such gorgeous Orchids, your MIL obviously has the touch.!! beautifully photographed too.....happy to hear all went well on the day....

18 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Dd, yep, despite the weather we carried on!
Yes, she’s definitely got the touch when it comes to orchids!

20 Jun, 2020

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