For the first time in my life, a houseplant under my care has borne FLOWERS.
And now for the close-up…
My book, ‘Orchid and the Art of Neglect’, will be out in the autumn. An excerpt:
If you are too hot on the coldest night of the year, open your bedroom window. Who knows, your orchid might also enjoy a cooling breeze? [....] It is important to stay hydrated, so keep a glass of water by your bed. Should you find it collecting dust, decant onto orchid. This is called watering.
The danger now is that I will start looking after it.