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Can I move some deciduous Red Hot Pokers now?


By Katya

Kent, United Kingdom Gb

I planted some Kniphofia a few years ago, given to me by a friend, but as I've been away for the past three summers I'd forgotten about them. However, I've just noticed some green grasslike clumps where they used to be. Clearly they're not Caulescens as they have died back. I've checked in an RHS publication and identified them as probably Royal Standard. It seems they'll grow to a height of 3 feet, but they are now behind (and in one case, under) much taller plants so I want to move them forward. Can I do that safely now?
By the way, thanks to the people who responded to my other questions. My cherry survived the move but then almost succumbed to a massive sea wind that scorched all my deciduous plants (and everyone else's in the neighbourhood too). The leaves on the exposed upper part are brown, those lower down still green. Should I remove the affected branches? As for my out of date nasturtiums, 2 out of 20 odd have germinated within the last few days. I've grubbed round looking for the other seeds but can't find any. They must have rotted. I'll have to try again as 2 aren't going to make much of a show.

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You can move them now, but only if you're rigorous about keeping them watered while they settle in.

20 May, 2009

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