Bristol is doing one of its delightful windy and rainy phases at the moment. On my way to London the other day I noticed all the low-lying fields are covered with excess rain, making the poor sheep confine themselves to a small patch of probably waterlogged land.
Anyway, they promised sun for today, and shock horror, they were almost right. We did get some sun! Although I notice there's now a rainbow outside... On one of the forums it was suggested that my polyneura would benefit from going outside but I'm not putting it out there with the wind and the rain! So I have placed it in the kitchen, the place with the least amount of direct sunlight and also the coldest, as there's no radiator in there. The rest of the hoyas all got what is probably much-needed sunshine, I have noticed that although some are still slogging it out and growing (weebella seems to have grown a completely new branch since Christmas...), others are looking decidedly unhappy - even the happy compacta dropped a leaf this week... I also read something that said that misting plants are more for the gardener's happiness than the plants and are a 5-minute solution to a 24 hour problem, so this weekend I went round all my hoyas (apart from the carnosa, I don't think it cares!) and placed gravel under them, so that I can put a little bit of water under them. This solves a couple of problems, one being I don't always have time to spray them, and when I go away they will still get humidity, the other that I'm fairly sure that pebble trays aid movement of air, some hoyas particularly like this. Also, although I don't have the heating on all the time, at this time of the year it can make everything a bit dryer.