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Red hot pokers

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 15:13

I have split them in the past but still nothing. I think I'll leave them until the autumn then out they come. Thanks for the advice everyone. 

That surprises me green fingered finch. My garden is awash with slugs (grrr) but they have never touched my pokers.

Red hot pokers

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 13:13

Yes Singing Gardener. I cut them down each autumn. Seems such a shame to take them out. They grow their foliage with such enthusiasm! 

Thanks for the advice plant pauper but I've tried that. Have run out of known options :(

Red hot pokers

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 12:17

For many years I have had foliage galore from my red hot pokers but never any pokers! I have lived in hope that one day they will burst into flower but I think maybe the time has come to give up. Is there anything I can do or has the time come to dig up and replace?

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 20:16

Decision made...I'm going to leave it where it is, protect it as best I can and see what happens. I did add grit when I planted it so you never know, it could be ok. Will report back in the spring. Thanks again all.



Posted: 21/10/2014 at 19:12

I think I will take a look at them and if they look viable will replant them and remember for these and future bulbs to actually take the time to look after them properly next year! Thank you for the replies. Much appreciated.


Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 19:07

Thanks for all the replies. I think I will move it as I will probably lose it to sogginess anyway so at the end of the day it will at least have half a chance. Although...I could change my mind and chicken out before I have time at the weekend. Just call me Indecisive instead of Staceyj!!


Posted: 20/10/2014 at 13:56

I had beautiful tulips for the first time in a pot last spring. They were left in a corner, forgotten and I would like to know if I just leave them and do nothing will they bloom again or should I lift them and re-plant in fresh compost?

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 13:53

I put a Stipa Gigantea in what I thought was a good place in spring. It has been crowded out by Naughtia all summer and is now getting wet feet. Can I move it now or is the risk of moving it in autumn more than leaving it in soggy conditions?


Posted: 09/09/2014 at 18:31

Thank you Berghill. A new bed required I think!


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 15:39
I have three peonies that have always shown promise in spring then stopped with healthy if spindly foliage and no flowers. They are in shade for 50% of the day in a quite stony area of the garden. I assume they need moving but where to...or are they best in pots?
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Red hot pokers

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Will they grow again? 
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Stipa Gigantea

Can I move it in October?! 
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Raspberries in a greenhouse?

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Where can I grow a grapevine?

Vitis Regent Grapevine 
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Philadelphus pruning

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