January 17th, 2007

canoeing

Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) & Orchids

My amaryllis has put forth a bud, and is in the process of putting forth another. I really must pot her on. The poor little soul has been in the same compost 3 years now, I think. Having said that, I wonder if the poor soil is encouraging blooming, because she didn't flower last year, whereas this year has definitely been a year of poverty for her.

I've run out of Baby Bio too, so although I fed her when I saw she was starting to bud, all she has is orchid food. I fear I am an Abusive Bulb Owner...

All the Phalaenopsis orchids are budding and blooming once more, though I don't think there are quite as many flower stems as last year. The Miltonia did make a flower bud, but somehow managed to get it stuck inside one of its own leaves, the daft thing, and broke its own neck!

She did rebloom last year though, so I am hopeful she might manage it again. Looking back over this journal I see that in December last year, Miltonia was not showing any buds, so it's still early days.
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How often do you explain

something to someone, before you step quietly away and just do whatever they asked, even if what they asked for shows that they have completely failed to take in what you told them, and that they are in fact just whistling in the dark and trying to pretend they know what they are talking about without ever having had a single encounter with the Clue Fairy?


I'm thinking twice is enough...
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