Perhaps that should be or-chid you not?! Yes, exciting times, my orchid is sending out another flower shoot!
As I’ve said before, this flower was practically beyond the grave – I bought it with two beautiful flower stems about 2 years ago, but when those flowers had dropped, nothing else happened. Until last year, when it sent out a flower shoot: (pic from 12 November, 2010)
and then the flower buds came: (pic from 21 January, 2011)
and then I moved it and most of the buds fell off (I have since found out you should never move an orchid while in bud), except two – one of which flowered:
I then cut the shoot back to three nodes before the flower, just before it totally wilted, and a few weeks later, I find this little side shoot: (pic: 19th April, 2011)
Amazing! I really am very chuffed.
I am beginning to think I might be a bit green-fingered, as the sweet pea seeds which I planted the other week have also transformed into little seedlings: (left – 10th April; right: 19th April)
Nature really is rather lovely isn’t it?