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Decoration Dendrobiums like bright light all year, but keep them out of direct sun in summer Likes bright light. Temperature depends on season and orchid variety Water every two days in summer; once a week in winter Feed weekly with an orchid fertilizer once in bloom Named varieties Phalaenopsis type Nobile type Orchids such as this ‘Berry Oda’ have been specially bred to suit growing in centrally heated homes. Like all dendrobiums, however, they still require high humidity and good ventilation.

Several Taller plants can be displayed next to the ladder. Blooming steps Choose a wide range of edible flowers (see pp56–57) for a beautiful display that tastes as good as it looks. For a lavender plant, choose a large container with a drip tray. Water small pots daily, but ensure they do not become waterlogged. 60 Herbs & edible flowers Quick growing guide 1 hour for various stages Level 2 moderate Grow lemongrass from store-bought stems An essential ingredient in many Asian dishes, this large, grass-like tropical herb can be grown indoors by rooting some fresh stems bought from the supermarket and growing them in a sunny room.

2 Mix a little horticultural sand in with the potting mix to make it more free draining. Water the plant, then slip it out of its original container, placing your fingers between the stems to avoid damaging them. Set the plant on the potting mix, and check that the rootball is sitting just below the rim of the new pot. Transplant your rosemary into a pot a couple of sizes larger than its original one. Growing herbs & flowers in pots 39 Aftercare 3 Gently fill in around the herb with more potting mix; do not bury the stems or they may rot.

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