Re-potting orchids

On Saturday 28 October, a handful of garden club members attended an expert demonstration on re-potting orchids.  Gary Sobey from ASQ Skydancers re-potted an orchid brought along by a member.  This orchid was in bad shape with many dead and decaying roots and at risk of dying because it wasn’t potted in a good quality mix.  After trimming the roots, Gary re-potted the orchid into a smaller pot using orchid potting mix mixed with small gravel.


orchid 1

A much happier orchid that should flower in 2 to 3 years!

Gary then divided and re-potted one of his own beautiful orchids creating several new plants in the process.

Orchid repotting

Gary hard at work!

Orchids should be kept well watered and fed every two weeks through the growing season (October to April).  They should be protected from frost and cold wind but not kept indoors all year.

Thanks to Gary for his expert advice and to Sue Spacey for organising this talk and demonstration.


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2 Responses to Re-potting orchids

  1. loupaul says:

    Good morning Castlemaine garden club, I am keen to join the club, I have been gardening for 35 years in the tropics and central Victoria. I do receive your newsletter and always see what I missed! Can you please forward me detail of how to join? Many thanks Louise Lorback

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Hello Louise

      Thanks for your message in regard to joining the Castlemaine and District Garden Club.

      A membership application form is available on our webpage under the heading “About”. Forms will also be available at our annual garden market being held next Sunday 5 November, 8.00 am to 1.00 pm, Duke Street, Castlemaine (opposite the Castle Motel).

      The next general meeting of the club will be held on Tuesday 27 February 2018 at Wesley Hill Hall, Duke Street, Castlemaine at 7.00 pm.

      We welcome new members and look forward to meeting you either at the garden market or when meetings commence next year. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further information.

      Best wishes,
      Castlemaine and District Garden Club

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