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bluefox23

Developing my knowledge all the time. I love growing plants: barely any space on my windowsills, nor on my patio as it's full of pots. #renting.

Kniphofia

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2021
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bluefox23

This is an interesting find. A #doubleheader #kniphofia #redhotpoker

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sho47

Very unusual but definitely unique #planttwins 🤣

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2020
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bluefox23

#redhotpoker #kniphofia

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2020
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bluefox23

#redhotpoker #kniphofia flowers are on the way

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bluefox23

Got rid of a bit of lawn to squeeze this #redhotpoker #kniphofia in that were sharing pot with choisya.

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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bluefox23

#kniphofia #redhotpoker #julyblooms 20/07/19

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kez001uk

Aren’t they so gorgeous 🔥

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bluefox23

Love them 😊 @kez001uk

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bluefox23

#kniphofia flower on its way #redhotpoker 08/07/19

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kez001uk

They’re amazing flowers 😍

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bluefox23

@kez001uk I loved them as a child in my mums garden so really pleased I've been able to grow them!

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 Same! Remember them from my uncles garden. Was always fascinated by them

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bluefox23

Aren’t plants amazing? These are my #kniphofia #redhotpoker that I dug up and are currently living in my recycling box!! Flowers are on their way!! 😁 03/07/19

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kez001uk

😂 i wish I could grow them so easily!

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gjones

Plants can be so tough and persistent. We've had plants grow and do better in our compost pile than when we had them planted in richly prepared soil!

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bluefox23

Thanks @novicegardenlover 😊

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bluefox23

@kez001uk I’ve always just let them be and they’ve multiplied every year!! Think they do better in my garden than my mum’s where the original ones came from!!

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bluefox23

@gjones it makes gardening all the more unpredictable 😊

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 you’re so lucky! I buy bulbs or roots every year and never had a single one even sprout foliage. I think maybe one has this year (can’t remember the pot they’re in 🤣) but no sign of any flower spike 🤷🏻‍♀️

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bluefox23

Pure luck I can assure you!! I can probably send you some if you’d like!! I still have more plants than I have space!! Not sure how they’ll travel but 🤷🏼‍♀️ 😊 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 you underestimate yourself! That’s so nice of you to offer but I think after my complaining that one of mine had actually bothered to grow 😁😁😁

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bluefox23

Thanks ☺️ glad yours are doing something. Happy to send some of you change your mind 😊 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 it’ll likely end up rotting knowing my luck with them so I’ll definite keep that in mind, thanks Alison ☺️

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2019
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bluefox23

This is 30!!!! Yes 30 #kniphofia #redhotpoker plants I have dug up to make way for the conservatory that’s to be built at some point!!! Not sure where I’m going to plant them all!! No wonder they didn’t flower too well as they must have been very crowded! I hope some of them survive! 22/06/19

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bluefox23

#advice my landlord is putting a conservatory on the back of my house and it means this flower bed has to go!! Any advice for #digging up and storing #kniphofia ? #redhotpoker as I probably won’t be able to plant them until all the work is done and I have new flower beds added. Thanks 10/06/19

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bluefox23

Ok thanks @cyndi 👍🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

I’ve just repotted some of mine into temp pots - I’ve used a mix of gravel, manure and good quality compost all in equal parts. They should be fine and will survive no probs but they may or may not flower for a bit - fingers crossed they do.

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bluefox23

Great thanks @richard.spicer.7906

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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bluefox23

16/07/18 #kniphofia #redhotpoker

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ublaszko

They're gorgeous 😀😀😀

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bluefox23

Thanks @ublaszko They just remind me of my parents' home as I got them from there originally and I loved them as a kid.

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ublaszko

How lovely! I love South African plants and only this year I found out how many varieties we already grow in the UK. For me, the smell of conifer sap reminds me of home as I grew up next to a pine forest. So beautiful and so fragrant 😍😍

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bluefox23

Love that different senses bring back memories. 😊 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

For me it's the smell that reminds me of my parents ' home. When I was little my parents had multitude of fragrant plants. Roses, tiger lilies, peonies, lilacs, fruit trees etc. ☺

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gjones

These are so pretty! Wish the survive our winters.

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bluefox23

Thanks @gjones they always seem to be over so quick. 😊

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bluefox23

#kniphofia #redhotpoker in the bigger clump 15/07/18

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bluefox23

Colour starting to come now. Pleased to say there’s at least 4 flower stems in their way in the bigger clump! #redhotpoker 07/07/18

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gjones

They're going to be so pretty!

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bluefox23

Thanks @gjones 😊

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ublaszko

Yay! 😍😍

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bluefox23

04/07/18 there's a third one someone! Zooming up and loving the heat! No flower shoots in my biggest clump though! 🤷‍♀️ 🤔

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sieveheadsarah

None on mine yet 🤔🤔

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bluefox23

@sieveheadsarah hmm! Hoping they've not been eaten by slugs/snails! 😬

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sieveheadsarah

Thankfully no slugs or snails on mine, I did move it earlier in the year so maybe I upset it (a lot) 🤔🤔

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gjones

Those are going to be so pretty!

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bluefox23

Thanks @gjones 😊

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bluefox23

@ublaszko Urszula, this is my biggest clump of red hot pokers. Think I originally planted about 3 of my mum's there. Reckon there's well over ten now. Crowding out the irises I planted at the same time. I should probably divide them and move some. 😊

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littleshed1

Mine are getting eaten by slugs ;(

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bluefox23

Oh no! @littleshed1 I don't think I've had that problem, although I've found snails inside them. Hope they aren't eating the buds! 😲

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littleshed1

Be careful they could be. I love the flowers all mine and eaten lots of flowers this year

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ublaszko

That looks nice and full! 😍😍😍

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bluefox23

Thank you, Yep @ublaszko Just waiting to see how many of them will flower this year. 😊

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ublaszko

Fingers crossed!

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bluefox23

@sieveheadsarah This is the clump with no flower stems so far. Wonder if they might be overcrowded but I don't think it's best to divide them until next spring! 😕

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sieveheadsarah

That's a nice big clump, i'd definitely divide them next Spring Alison 👍🏼👍🏼

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bluefox23

@vinny3000 Well it looks like they've finally decided to make their way out!!

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vinny3000

Ha ha fantastic Alison @bluefox23 ☺

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ublaszko

When did you plant them? I'm thinking of getting some next spring but not sure if they will flower the same year 😙

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bluefox23

@ublaszko Probably around ten years ago, when I was first starting to do garden. They were originally plants from my mum's garden and have multiplied over time! 😊

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ublaszko

Oh that's a long time! Bet you have a nice big patch by now 😍 I would love to get my hands on the mango coloured one but I will settle for the usual red/ orange one 😅

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bluefox23

@ublaszko depending how successfully I manage to dig these up and divide them in spring, I could send you some. If we remember! 😊

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ublaszko

That's a lovely offer but they're only £1 in Poundland. I'll just pick them up then. Thank you! 😙😙

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bluefox23

@ublaszko 👍🏼

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