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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Pleione Orchid & Peas

21 March 2010 11:33:02
Pleione formosa

Pleione formosa

My Pleione formosa orchid opened today. Such a pretty little thing. But it is very small.

Hubby is agitating to start sowing veg. I am thinking of sowing peas and lettuce in pots in the greenhouse, for an early start, but am slightly worried at how early it is. I didn't sow the peas and bean in greenhouse pots until this time in April last year!

I think I will give it a go anyway. Hubby is very enthusiastic ever since he saw the tomato plants start to perk up and it is just after his birthday...


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Maurisa Maurisa 21 March 2010 11:43:49

Hi Rachel it looks so pretty! I love Orchids my sister-in-law grows them in the trees in her garden in South Africa. Wish you well with your vegs happy gardening.


Rachel Rachel 21 March 2010 13:04:34

Oh, Maurisa, I am speechless with jealousy : ) I bet she grows Hippeastrums and Haemanthus outdoors in her garden too! I would dearly love to see some photos!


fran m fran m 21 March 2010 14:50:19

Well done, looks great.


Hoeys Hoeys 21 March 2010 17:43:38

i am the same Rachel, just want to sow everything outside. but i think you can sow peas outside??


Rachel Rachel 21 March 2010 22:42:01

Thanks, Jurga. They should do okay in the greenhouse so : )


Mairin Mairin 21 March 2010 23:54:49

Rachel, he can grow the peas outdoors now if that suited him better. 


LindaB LindaB 22 March 2010 14:48:26

That is gorgeous Rachel


Lìga Lìga 22 March 2010 18:43:41

So cute:)!My still sleep,,maybe they never wake up....ah,,so hard when have to wait:))


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