With winter well under way there is little colour in the garden but indoors is rather a different matter. I have south facing windows that seem to be perfect for orchids and I take full advantage of it.
None of the blossoms to be found there are expensive plants – all were bought at the local greengrocers for under £5 each and they really are staggeringly easy to keep. (The deeper pink plant has been flowering just about non-stop for over three years!)
I have heard many people say they cannot grow them but here is my secret.
Most plants are killed by kindness. Yes I do apply orchid feed about every 4 to 6 weeks when they are in flower- but for the most part I do very little beyond admire these beauties. Water sparingly and never let them languish with their toes in standing water and they will reward you with colour all year round.
Buy a good orchid pot to put them in and they make spectacular xmas gifts!
Photos (c) Peter Coleborn