I repotted my orchids a while back.
The roots insist on poking out of the top of the compost.
Is that what they're supposed to do or should I poke them back into the pot?
Don't try to push them back into the compost/bark. They sometimes produce air roots. In their natural habitat, they survive by taking nutrients from the air at times. They need very little compost and don't mind being squashed.
A little misting of the roots with rainwater in a hand sprayer is often beneficial. The orchid house at Kew and the one in Singapore I have just visited have a lot of roots hanging out and they get misted frequently.
Thanks fidget. I'll give them a spray now and then.