Orchid in a 12cm pot single stem £2.99 at Home Bargains instore
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Orchid in a 12cm pot single stem £2.99 at Home Bargains instore

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Found 17th Jan 2015
Home Bargains are currently stocking single stem orchids in a range of colours/varieties for £2.99 each, whereas they normally sell for around £5 for a similar size elsewhere. I spotted these in Perry Barr branch where they had 25+ plants so plenty to be had.

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Also in Warrington Riverside

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1on4

Also in Warrington Riverside



I figured it would be national but held off until it was confirmed. Thanks for doing that! :-)

Also in one near Southall

I saw loads today in Accrington home bargain great price

will last approx. 4 seconds in this weather without being kept very, very warm.

sneakyduck

will last approx. 4 seconds in this weather without being kept very, very … will last approx. 4 seconds in this weather without being kept very, very warm.



Not true, why would you scaremonger like that? These are indoor plants for us in the UK and in this weather most people have there heating on. These will be completely happy as low as 15c.

leeds85

Not true, why would you scaremonger like that? These are indoor plants … Not true, why would you scaremonger like that? These are indoor plants for us in the UK and in this weather most people have there heating on. These will be completely happy as low as 15c.



advocating keeping your heating on 24/7 to keep a £3 plant alive?

well they should be ok with a min temp of 60f in the night maybe less depending on the hybrid, some species phals need to be warmer but these ones will have been bred to be a bit more resilient.

still probably not a good idea to leave them in the car too long in this cold weather.

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eddy64

well they should be ok with a min temp of 60f in the night maybe less … well they should be ok with a min temp of 60f in the night maybe less depending on the hybrid, some species phals need to be warmer but these ones will have been bred to be a bit more resilient.still probably not a good idea to leave them in the car too long in this cold weather.



When i bought it, I walked home with this in my hand in light snow, for about half an hour. I thought it might die too but it's still looking healthy after a week, so looks to be pretty hardy.

sneakyduck

advocating keeping your heating on 24/7 to keep a £3 plant alive?



Who said anything about having to keep your heating on 24/7? Anyone with central heating and a thermostat wouldn't let the temp of their house drop to 15c, even during the night while they're asleep. Even the recommended temp for a newborn is something like 18-22c, and 18c is too cold for most adults?. What garbage, are you going to go for 3 in a row?

redduck

When i bought it, I walked home with this in my hand in light snow, for … When i bought it, I walked home with this in my hand in light snow, for about half an hour. I thought it might die too but it's still looking healthy after a week, so looks to be pretty hardy.




sometimes they drop their buds if exposed to cold, if the leaves get too cold you would know pretty quickly so it should be fine if you brought it home a week ago.

leeds85

Who said anything about having to keep your heating on 24/7? Anyone … Who said anything about having to keep your heating on 24/7? Anyone with central heating and a thermostat wouldn't let the temp of their house drop to 15c, even during the night while they're asleep. Even the recommended temp for a newborn is something like 18-22c, and 18c is too cold for most adults?. What garbage, are you going to go for 3 in a row?



so you are advocating leaving your heating on 24/7 for a plant. can I live with you? you're obviously quite wealthy. I'm sure we could work on your abrasiveness.

sneakyduck

so you are advocating leaving your heating on 24/7 for a plant. can I … so you are advocating leaving your heating on 24/7 for a plant. can I live with you? you're obviously quite wealthy. I'm sure we could work on your abrasiveness.



I've killed off two Orchids because my house is too cold,the last one I bought from QVC and I didn't realise until it arrived and stated the optimal temperatures range from 65-80

My house is cold,the temp in the morning all this week in the warmest room has been 52 when I get up.

lol@ the above they will be happy at 15,so would I but it doesn't happen in this house unless you have the heating on 24/7

deb8z

I've killed off two Orchids because my house is too cold,the last one I … I've killed off two Orchids because my house is too cold,the last one I bought from QVC and I didn't realise until it arrived and stated the optimal temperatures range from 65-80My house is cold,the temp in the morning all this week in the warmest room has been 52 when I get up.lol@ the above they will be happy at 15,so would I but it doesn't happen in this house unless you have the heating on 24/7



I keep 3 on my windowsill at work. in the warmer months the place is like a greenhouse, so they thrive. in the colder months they die back. they're not fond of breezes and low temps, which is unfortunate because even my company wouldn't keep the heating on 24/7 for plants.

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sneakyduck

I keep 3 on my windowsill at work. in the warmer months the place is like … I keep 3 on my windowsill at work. in the warmer months the place is like a greenhouse, so they thrive. in the colder months they die back. they're not fond of breezes and low temps, which is unfortunate because even my company wouldn't keep the heating on 24/7 for plants.



Do your work orchids survive the cold months or do they die completely?

sneakyduck

advocating keeping your heating on 24/7 to keep a £3 plant alive?



we are talking 15c, that is hardly hot is it?

Yes, I appreciate there are people that cannot afford to keep their heating on all day, especially while they are not at home, but there are some people who will be able to do this so it would be advice for those

and besides, keeping the heating steady at around 16c all day is better than a timer system that kicks in an hour before you get home (depending on your heating system etc) that takes a fair amount of time on full tilt getting the home up to temperature

sneakyduck

so you are advocating leaving your heating on 24/7 for a plant. can I … so you are advocating leaving your heating on 24/7 for a plant. can I live with you? you're obviously quite wealthy. I'm sure we could work on your abrasiveness.



Invest in a thermometer and make your house 15c, you'll see that's quite uncomfortably cold. My heating isn't constantly on but it turns on and off throughout the day due to a wireless thermostat set at 16c a day while I'm out and 20c when I'm in. And since fitting the thermostat my bills dropped by £20 a month, technology eh! This ain't the 1980's turning on the heating for 4 hours solid to warm up your home up, not very economical. For the record I got three orchids, I think I kill one by leaving it in the conservatory too long over the winter (too cold). The other two are none the worse for it. Hot temperature it fine but keep them out of direct sunlight.




Edited by: "leeds85" 22nd Jan 2015
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