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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:16 pm 
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Good afternoon all

My name is David and I am in Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK

I came across this site accidentally while looking for something. Looks like a site worth visiting.

I only started growing orchids because someone gave me a supermarket Phalaenopsis, and I have always regarded houseplants as something you keep going, not something you throw in the bin when the flowers stop.

If fortune favours me, there should now appear a pic of some of my current windowsill full. Otherwise you will see a long string of text.

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EDIT must revisit the picture posting bit

Dave

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Welcome to the Forum Dave. A nice selection of good-looking phals you have there.

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Excellent flowering.
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Welcome to the forum, hope you will enjoy it !



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Hey, welcome, its a great community here, even for the 'stupid questions'. Just be aware you're gonna need a bigger windowsill!

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Bex2601 wrote:
Hey, welcome, its a great community here, even for the 'stupid questions'. Just be aware you're gonna need a bigger windowsill!


Thanks for the welcomes

:D - I already have a bigger windowsill - the three phalaenopsis in the photo are the ones currently looking best, but there are another 5 beside them, and 1 more I'm trying out in a bromeliadarium in my bedroom - photo from about a year ago:

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On the south side of the house, kitchen windowsill is about 15 feet long and full of cactus - mostly various mammillaria, with a few opuntia and echinocactus and an odd stapelia.

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Front porch and the dark corner behind the greenhouse are full of ferns, and by the river at the bottom of the garden I don't really have a bog garden, but when I cut things back I give preferential treatment to the Gunnera and the Iris.


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Hello and Welcome to this Orchid Forum. Whilst browsing the web have a look at The North of England Orchid Society ---- you may be interested?

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