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Does Ipheon foliage smell of onions? and does it show above ground now?




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Never particularly noticed, Sbg, but would have said no and possibly. With the mild weather anything could be appearing above the ground at the moment.

4 Nov, 2016

 

Thanks BA, I am digging the couch grass out of a border and have found white bulbs with flattish foliage in clumps. I have also found some elongated brown bulbs. both are in the area where I have Ipheon and Rhodopsis. So any help would be gratefully received

4 Nov, 2016

 

Yes they do smell vaguely of onions and ours are not showing just yet.
What do you mean by Rhodopsis? This is a plant which is a Legume.

4 Nov, 2016

 

I meant Rhodohypoxis dooh!
what am I like? no don't answer that or if you do don't let me hear you :o)

4 Nov, 2016

 

Thought that was what you meant.
Right, just had a look and our Ipheiones are through. They do smell of onions, squeezed a leaf to check.
Rhodohypoxis are not bulbs, corms or tubers, they are dormant buds (I think) and look a bit like bits of dried peat.

4 Nov, 2016

 

A lot like the rest of us, Sbg! :) I have to proofread everything I write twice, and even that doesn't always help me! Cut and Paste are two of my dearest friends, closely followed by Backspace!

4 Nov, 2016

 

Thanks folks that helps a lot :o)

thing is when you proof read you know what you intend to type so don't always spot it.

4 Nov, 2016

 

Try proof reading a 200 page book!

4 Nov, 2016

 

I have done a 175 page book and that was a nightmare.
I regularly read official reports for my hubby and they were full of equations and technical stuff too.

4 Nov, 2016

 

Ah, but reading someone else's work is easier than reading your own. You definitely read what ought to be there rather than what is and since you wrote it, it gets more and more tedious as you go through it. And the temptation to re-write and re-write is hard to resist.
Back to the question. Can you keep Rhodohypoxis alive in the garden? We don't. Ours are all in pots and keeping the mice out of them is not easy either.
Being naughty here.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Tales-Feggy-Wood-Eric-Marsh/1535203501/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1478291223&sr=1-3&keywords=Eric+Marsh

4 Nov, 2016

 

I have had it survive for 3 years now. its in the rockery and gets quite dry in the summer.

5 Nov, 2016

 

It is over winter that they need to be perfectly dry. In Summer they can take as much water as they can get. The recommendation for outside growing is to put a sheet of glass or plastic over them for winter.

5 Nov, 2016

 

oh that's interesting I wonder why they have come back for me. not that I am complaining :o)

6 Nov, 2016

 

Plants do not read the books!

7 Nov, 2016

 

Yes I have noticed that phenomenon :o)

7 Nov, 2016

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