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Here’s a pretty thing

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I bought this miniature orchid at the market maybe three years ago? I can’t remember, but I’ve had it for quite a while. It was in flower when I bought it but showed no signs of flowering again. I persevered with a fairly neglectful treatment of it, just pouring water through the compost every week. No faffing about with rainwater or special feeds. I was delighted to see buds appear at last and the first flower opened yesterday.

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(Anonymous)

Pretty!

Wee sister
Pleasing!
Lovely! I have success twice a year with orchids and I swear the no faff method and just a small amount of tap water a week is the reason :)
Benign neglect is the thing. Twice a year is impressive!
That is beautiful indeed! Orchids have always intimidated me, and I admire anyone who can grow them.
Orchid sellers will always tell you that some varieties are easy to grow, and they're right!