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Look what my cleaner has done 😲😲😲

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Lavenderhillslob Thu 25-May-17 07:21:09

No AIBUs about actually having a cleaner, please.

This is my orchid. It had flowers on yesterday. Now it's nicely.........trimmed shockshockconfused


TheWitTank Thu 25-May-17 07:22:12


luckylucky24 Thu 25-May-17 07:22:50


FluffyWhiteTowels Thu 25-May-17 07:23:18

[shocked] that's some over zealous cleaning for sure

Apocalyptichorsewoman Thu 25-May-17 07:23:53

But look how clean your grouting is... grin

Your orchid does look very sad though...

Loopytiles Thu 25-May-17 07:24:11

Were the flowers actually about to drop off anyway? That does happen.

Or DC?

OriginOfCliches Thu 25-May-17 07:25:03


Have you asked her why?!

HCantThinkOfAUsername Thu 25-May-17 07:25:46


OriginOfCliches Thu 25-May-17 07:26:32

I agree Apocalyptic.
#groutinggoals winkgrin

Justmadeperfectflapjacks Thu 25-May-17 07:27:08

blush oh your cleaner has trimmed your lady garden!!!

weddingopinionsplease Thu 25-May-17 07:28:43

How did that happen? 😵

Newtssuitcase Thu 25-May-17 07:28:44

Are you sure? It looks like the flowers were about to drop off (perhaps she knocked it) and then she's possibly cut it back a bit (which tbh I can't see). But if she has cut back dead wood then it will probably help it.

It looks like its about to reflower anyway.

Smeaton Thu 25-May-17 07:29:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DearMrDilkington Thu 25-May-17 07:29:22


DeadGood Thu 25-May-17 07:31:48

It seems like a weird thing for the cleaner to do, are you sure they didn't just fall off? That always happens eventually to any orchids that find their way into my place...

Rioja123 Thu 25-May-17 07:32:35

It looks like they fell off.

SuperBeagle Thu 25-May-17 07:37:28

Doesn't look like she cut it to me.

Looks like it fell off. That's what my orchids look like at the moment (ugly, basically).

FlouncingInTheRain Thu 25-May-17 07:37:41

Looks like they hit fall point to me too.

The top part of the stem is discoulouring. If you trim it to the branch, just below the clip it looks like you've got quite a few potential buds on the lower branches.

SoupDragon Thu 25-May-17 07:39:54

I don't think it looks trimmed either.

RhinestoneCowgirl Thu 25-May-17 07:40:44

I did this to one of DH's orchids once when cleaning the kitchen window sill. Caught it with my arm and broke the flower spike off.

He got a bit tetchy about it until I pointed out he could have been cleaning himself...

AnnieAnoniMouse Thu 25-May-17 07:41:23

I'd insist she took it home with her.

I hate house plants, especially orchids 🤣

UserThenLotsOfNumbers Thu 25-May-17 07:42:22

Orchid flowers have a habit of suddenly falling off en masse. More likely they fell off and your cleaner tidied them up? Not sure why she'd cut the flowers off??

Lavenderhillslob Thu 25-May-17 07:49:20

Thank you - I have to go to work now so I'll look at it more closely tonight confused

TheLongRains Thu 25-May-17 07:54:54

I accidentally hoovered the flowers off an orchid once. I was using the hose extension and turned around when someone called me, and schlllloooop they were gone.

Is hoovering the secret to beautiful grouting?

Kokusai Thu 25-May-17 07:55:00

She probably just knocked it or moved t and all the flowers fell off?

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