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Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 10:38

I'm confused Monty explained about Kniphof and the pronunciation, and I heard him use the Nip hof pronunciation throughout - I've just been talking about it on another thread before I saw this one.

More Gardeners World Please

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 10:35

There's all sorts of gardens and all sorts of gardeners - the thing that we all agree on is that we can't get enough of it!!!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 10:34

You'll have to turn the sound up folks   Monty said that it's pronounced Knip-hof-ia because it was named after Johann Hieronymus Kniphof (a plant collector) who pronounced his name Nip hof  - the p being next to the h doesn't make it a Greek phi as it needs Germanic rather than Greek pronunciation. 

Can I have the prize for Pedant of the Day please?

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Posted: 25/04/2015 at 08:18

Verdun, what colour Pokers have you ordered?  Was it the buttery yellow one?

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Posted: 25/04/2015 at 08:15
Hostafan

 

Looking up current additions to threads

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 08:12

Money tree leaves turning spongy

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 08:11

Hi Clair

Afraid that doesn't sound good - I'd take off the offshoots and pot them up separately. 

You can also make new plants by using the 'leaves' as cuttings.

Good luck

Hello

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 08:08

Good morning Fiona and welcome

Whereabouts (roughly) are you?  I'm in Norfolk and after some light drizzle earlier this morning the sky's brightening and I'm hoping to get out there - when I've had more coffee and changed out of my pjs

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 08:05

Verdun, It is, isn't it - almost like a saw!  What are you going to plant around yours?  Will you be able to 'mask' the foliage a bit?

Looking up current additions to threads

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 08:03

Not daft at all - you'd be surprised how often it's been asked

Go into My Settings (click on your name at the top right) then Forum Settings and you'll find an option 'Thread Starting Page' and then you just check the Default to Last option.

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