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Posted: 25/04/2015 at 12:45

Momentary blue sky and sunshine has gone away and grey clouds, drizzle and chilly winds have returned. 

I'm going to make a marmalade bread & butter pudding for supper ... maybe the sun will come out then

Trailing Geraniums

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 12:38

Try googling 'ivy leaved pelargoniums' - I think that's what you're looking for


Edited to add:  some sellers still call them ivy leaved geraniums. 

Some lovely ones on this site

Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 12:16


Verdun wrote (see)

Got to say I thought Monty pronounced it nip hofia.  He emphasised the word NIP.  Anyway, he is persuasive or has something about him........

I think it's just that he loves plants and gardening, and that can be so infectious.

Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 12:13
blairs wrote (see)

It depends on where you first hear the word or guess what it should be pronounced like. I always assumed Ensete were pronounced on-sett instead of eNn-setti.

And of course there's those Cotton Easter's that Ma had in her garden but then some of us learned a bit of Latin and Greek as well as other languages and sometimes apply pronunciations used in one language to a word from another

I doubt if any of us are right all the time and although some of us delight occasionally in a little light-hearted pedantry, I was always taught that it's bad manners to make personal remarks or correct other people's pronunciation.

It would be awful if we discouraged people from gardening by implying that spelling or pronunciation is of huge importance - gardening is such a great leveller

red water in trough

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 12:06

It's likely to be an algal bloom, similar to green water in ponds, tanks etc.  They come in different colours.  I wouldn't drink or bathe in it, but it's fine for watering the garden.

Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 12:01


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!!!

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