Remember mum's orchids?????
These are lovely flowers that we grow outside in pots, but they only bloom once a year - the good thing is that they last for ages as a cut flower and we get weeks of looking at them inside.
Well - it's the time of the year when they are all finished bloomin' and they need some attention.
You see, after a few years the bulbs die off and new bulbs form - these new ones are where the flowers come from. But mum tells me, you need to pull apart the whole pot and ditch the deady bones brown bulbs and replant the bulbs with green strappy leaves coming out of them.
So - we didn't get pics of that part...... and you missed mum gettin' attacked by angry ants that she disturbed (he he he that was funny!!) - but we are now up to the repotting bit:
I sense my pup help will soon be required!
You can't use any ol' potting mix - you gotta buy the mix for orchids.
Right this pot is good to go.
Tip about 1/3 of the pot with mix, then arrange the good bulbs loosely on top. Tip more mix around and on the roots of the bulb.
This is what your woozle and nose should look like after helping. :-)
Hey - these need to be put in a pot ma!
Yup - this one will do.
There - repotted.
I just havta make sure it's nicely even and all that!
The finished products - five pots of alive orchid bulbs - all ready for flowering next winters! Oh - and you should give all the pots a good drink of waters.
Now I know why I felt like we were bein' watched!! She lives next to the orchids.
Whew - all done - and most of that dirt fell right off my woozle. Hope you enjoyed that as much as I did! I'm only sorry we didn't get pics of the "ant incident!!!" (BOL!)
Till next time!