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Posted: 25/04/2015 at 11:01

I've a feeling that MD may be a bit of a pedant in his own way.   It seems to be something that goes with gardening


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 10:40

Oooh, just seen the good news re Shadow - celebrations in order!


On the down side - it's raining again - shall I start some h****w**k - that'll make the sun come out won't it?

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!!!


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?


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 08:18

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


Posted: 25/04/2015 at 08:15


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


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

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

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ID please

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Flower ID please

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Sisyrinchium striatum

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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

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