Monday Magic – Flowering Orchids

It’s that time of the week; yes – Monday. Being self-employed and able to potter around the garden, Monday doesn’t have the same horror it used to as when I was stuck at a desk, in an office, crunching numbers. But it’s always nice to banish those blues and kickstart the week with a little positivity – especially when Mother Nature provides it for free.

This week I’m looking at my poorly treated orchids which, despite not being fed, re-potted or watered properly, continue to thrive. The exquisite orchid is grown in such vast numbers these days it’s pretty cheap. But it means, like many things, that once the flowers have faded it’s cast out for something new. However, mine keep going…perhaps it’s because many of them are rescued and they’re just thankful for not being in a landfill site!

It’s great how the smallest thing can help lift your spirit, and discovering that two orchid flower stalks have begun to grow, and that a further orchid is covered in blooms, has definitely made me smile!


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Hi,

I'm Geoff, and I'm a plant hoarder.

Like magpies collect bright shiny things, I can't resist plants. An exquisite flower, soft ferny foliage or a beautiful majestic tree - I love them all!

Here, I'll indulge in all things flora and share my passion. Join me as I develop my garden and hoard more plants without apology.