My marvelous Orchids


Simon's marvelous orchids Over the early part of the year I looked at my window sill and wondered whether it was worth even keeping those sticks that grew from a few rather limp and sallow looking leaves.

I considered just throwing the lot out but my wife was insistent that they could come back. We waited and waited and they remained stubbornly dormant. 

When the new Richard Jackson kit turned up (that my wife ordered, having seen Richard and I talking on one of his garden shows), I thought; 'I’ll really put it to the test and see if it can resurrect these plants that I considered to be slowly dying'. We watered just a few times with Flower Power and waited to see what happened. Well OMG what a result!

As you can see from the picture, they not only came back, they came back looking better than when we bought them, years ago! And by the way they have been like this for a month now.

I don’t care what Julian Ballantyne says, Richard Jackson really does know what he’s talking about!!!!

Simon x


  1. Gail May 16, 2010 at 7:33 am -  Reply

    Hi Simon, I did hear you mention on a recent gardening show how you had rescued your orchids with Flower Power, and also that you would put a picture of them on your blog. Well, you are definitely true to your word because we now have a lovely picture of your orchids. I love orchids and over the years have bought quite a few, but sadly must admit to throwing them out once the flowers ‘drooped’, but not anymore. I will now invest in Flower Power to use on my plants and any future orchids. It will be very interesting to see what happens. Your orchids look beautiful on the window. Best wises to you and the family, love Gail xx

  2. Dorothy May 17, 2010 at 6:49 pm -  Reply

    Hi Simon
    your orchids look gorgeous, I have used flower power and spray grow the last two year and swear by it. The flowers last longer last year they were still flowering in december, so have started again feeding them will send some photo’s when they are in bloom.
    love best wishes.
    Dorothy xxx

  3. Simon Biagi May 18, 2010 at 9:44 pm -  Reply

    Hi Gail and Dorothy
    Thanks for reading the blog and your comment, the ‘ol Flower Power does seem to do the trick doesn’t it! I am now waiting to see if the orchids last all summer…… I’ll report back!

  4. Yvonne Beattie May 20, 2010 at 2:25 am -  Reply

    After laughing till I ached when watching you in your blonde wig Simon- I’ve just creased up again at your comment-
    ‘I don’t care what Julian Ballantyne says, Richard Jackson really does know what he’s talking about!!!!’
    They are so funny when they’re on together – like an old married couple! I met Julian at the QVC search for a presenter competition in Glasgow- such a lovely,funny guy!
    I’d love to be in the studio when you lot are all together!
    ps – the orchids look amazing!

  5. June Coffey May 21, 2010 at 5:16 pm -  Reply

    Your orchids look wonderful. I also have managed to keep 4 plants for about three years. Very good value for money. Do you just leave yours until they grow again or do you cut them back.\kind regards to you and family
    June xx

  6. Simon Biagi May 25, 2010 at 6:57 pm -  Reply

    I cut the flower spikes, when they were ‘dead’ and watered very seldomly, then when the light levels were coming back a bit I started adding the Flower Power when I noticed new flower spikes growing. I’m no expert so I will consult the oracle (RJ) and report back!
    Simon X

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