Surrey, United Kingdom
Red Hot Poker plants - Kniphofia
I have more than one of these in my front garden but only two have really "grown" to the point where the main stem of the tallest is about 6 foot high. My problem is that all, or virtually all, of the flowers have disappeared. My gardener says this is probably down to birds. My research says they are very popular with hummingbirds. I wasn't aware that we had any hummingbirds in Britain. Then I saw a picture somewhere else where the main stem (flowerless) looked much the same as mine. But that person seemed to suggest that the flowers just dropped off after a very short space of time. I have rigged up a sort of bird-scarer, but it's a bit of a waste of time unless I've got a bird that can hover.
Has anybody got any thoughts?
- 25 Jun, 2012