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Show Us Your Houseplants In Bloom 2018

Discussion in 'Other Plants' started by longk, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. longk

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      :wub2:BEEutiful plants as always @longk:thankyou: for sharing
       
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        My wife's into orchids, we've a display in our lounge.



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        But when they die off they get relegated to a widow sill in the kitchen to recover. Four of these are already showing new growth, but it'll be three months before they bloom.

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        In the meantime, we've these lilies...They're artificial!
        The candles are "remote controlled!"
        Oh and some cheap roses from Tesco. But they're only good for a week.

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          I love orchids, your wife's are amazing :dbgrtmb:
          I'm currently trying to keep 2 alive, they are my recently deceased grandmothers, wish me luck :blue thumb:
           
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            Last year I managed to keep the Poinsettia going until June (must try harder) The Hyacinths were a cheapie job from Lidl, and I say daily prayers over the Orchid..... it has a new leaf, fingers crossed :)
             
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              Oh wow, my Mam had an ornament like that! The green one on the right!! My mams was orange though!
              Sorry, totally off topic but you've brought back very happy memories :dbgrtmb:
              Anyway, poinsettia still in bloom? Well done, I've only ever known one person to keep them going this long:love30:
              I'm quite jealous of the hyacinth though, one of my favourite flowers :spinning::thumbsup:
               
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                @Loki ....I reckon we could do with some tips from @Doghouse Riley 's wife - she obviously has the knack. :hapflower:
                 
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                  I agree HDR needs to spill the beans:smile: I need to keep these healthy for mother in law! I've kept orchids before but these are special :love30: any tips are gratefully received :snorky:
                   
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                  This might be of interest.

                  We've some "hanging baskets," in the hall.

                  I (carefully) drilled three holes in two thin walled ceramic pots and attached hanging basket chains to them. Then drilled two holes in the hall ceiling on the top floor, put long screw eyes through the ceiling into a couple of noggins I fixed between the rafters and attached long chains to the "baskets."

                  At the moment we've a couple of peace lilies in them, but we ring the changes. Unfortunately, they don't get too much light, just that which comes from the window on the side of the staircase.

                  I took these photos over Christmas. I have taken the lights down!


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                    Hi @Doghouse Riley they do look nice where you've put them [​IMG]....do false flower arrangement count in this thread [​IMG]... as real plants don't like my home environment god knows why but they just die, so I have flowers arrangements instead :)
                     
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                        Sorry folks but fresh plants don't apply in this home :frown:...they just die for some reason [​IMG]

                        Here's my false flowers arrangement of carnations...I do try otherwise as I :love30: beauty as you all know :)

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