Growth Technology launches new advice on consumer website

Growth Technology has launched the step-by-step guide for re-potting orchids offering consumer advice on its website www.focus-on-plants.com.

Sales and marketing manager Manos Kanellos said:

"Our guide aims to teach people how to successfully re-pot an orchid and we are inviting anyone who would like to find out more to visit our website.

"It is clear and precise and each stage of the re-potting process is accompanied by an image so people can get an idea of how their orchid should look."

Orchids should be re-potted every 12-18 months and require a bark-based medium. The growing medium should be free from peat and soil as these can damage the roots and will be detrimental to the health of the plant.

He added: "As well as our online customer service, Chris Channon, a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) gold medallist, helps us give customers orchid advice and tips on re-potting at events at stockist garden centres throughout the UK.

"He will be at The Grange Garden Centre in Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire on Sunday, October 2, Dean’s York Garden Centre in York, North Yorkshire on Tuesday, October 4 and Dean’s Scarborough Garden Centre in Scarborough, North Yorkshire on Wednesday, October 5.

"Chris will then be holding orchid events for us at Melbicks Garden & Leisure in Coleshill, Birmingham on Sunday, October 9 and Huntingdon Garden & Leisure in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire on Sunday, October 16."

Channon managed Deva Orchids, an orchid nursery near Chester, for more than 21 years before he retired from growing and showing orchids in December, 2008.

See www.focus-on-plants.com


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