Rescuing the Orchids
Wednesday, 25 Apr 12 Cloudy 22°C / 72°F
Long term neglect has given me few blooms the past couple of years.
The Dendrobiums in hollow sections of logs had almost no mix left around their roots. They have been topped up, removed from the patio and put under the freshly mulched trees. I’ll wait a while to feed them.
Some of the potted Dendrobiums and a Stanhopea in a coir lined wire basket have been put into the crooks of branches in the Melaleuca.
There are still a couple of potbound Cymbidiums and several more potted Dendrobiums to rescue.
The hardest part was finding anyone who could give me some old tights/pantyhose!
Photo: Stanhopea and Dendrobiums in their new home. The pantyhose will rot away and the pieces can be removed after the roots take hold of the tree.
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