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