I love speaking to older people about life hacks, They have loads of great ones ad they are always surprised when I tell them I’ve never heard them before. My aunt-in-law is one of these fonts of knowledge. She has a collection of beautiful orchids that are all years old and still going strong.
I asked her how much to water them, she told me her secret. Place one ice cube at the base of the orchid once a week. Because it melts slowly, the water will drip through and be absorbed by the roots rather than running straight to the bottom of the pot.
Life hacks every Monday on Ladyland, have you got a good one?
Photography: Emma Scott-Child