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as promised a picture of my imperata...jap blood grass.

not enough to put into garden gallery but enough to why it should be in more gardens

now turning brilliant red...at its best in couple of weeks.  these are from divisions of my own earlier this year.

 Tiarella behind...flowering for second time this year...and itself a division from a friend last autumn.


 

just peeping through is echinacea milkshake

KEF

Love it Verdun

Why thank you kind lady.  I only planted what someone else produced but it will give me colour through to October 

Salino

..I bought a single plant of this about a month ago, divided it into 7 and now it lines my obelisk border where I have roses and clematis growing.... I need about 11 plants so will divide again next Spring...  nice for us, but an invasive weed in hot climates...

Yes I know Salino.  Have it in a few places now and, like you, intend to make a larger impact of them.  May make a coloured grass, hosta and Heuchera bed this autumn.  Got my eyes on couple more hostas to incorporate there. 

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I lkie this grass but it doesn't cope with cold winters.   Miscanthus, molinia, hakonechloa and carex do well but this, fescues, stipas and penisetums are just too nesh.

KEF

Oops it won't like clay in S.Yorks then  Might be another for a pot.

Salino Hi  Sounds lovely in your location. Appears it won't be invasive here

nutcutlet

I went to a garden this week where this grass was growing as a marginal plant. It looked very good in water. It survived last winter but that wasn't a winter really was it?

I can't keep it but have always put that down to poor dry soil rather than cold

KEF

Nut you are inspiring me

Salino
KEF wrote (see)

Oops it won't like clay in S.Yorks then

 Might be another for a pot.

Salino Hi

 Sounds lovely in your location. Appears it won't be invasive here

hi KEF... don't know what I'm gardening on...some kind of muck...laid by previous owner....

here are a couple of my divisions... I grow it with Bergenia and squeamish perhaps for some...bedding Begonia's...lol... a tray of 20 from Tesco for £2... love the bright cheerful colours...got a whole row of it...


 

 

 

Salino
Verdun wrote (see)

Yes I know Salino.  Have it in a few places now and, like you, intend to make a larger impact of them.  May make a coloured grass, hosta and Heuchera bed this autumn.  Got my eyes on couple more hostas to incorporate there. 

..yeah..that'll be good...with your Hosta's and my Bergenia's...no doubt we'll both be out hunting molluscs at 11pm Verdun....   'bout the only thing we might agree on...lol...

..but yes seriously...I think these look so much better en masse... really looking forward to the colour changes... I've had my eye on these plants for years but strangely never got round to planting any until now... - perhaps you shouldn't keep talking about them so much...lol...

 

KEF

Salino as it happens I do have some space near some Bergenias, which are having a go at flowering again  I also have 6 begonias in a tub  so cheap a shame to leave them in SM unloved.

Salino

..supermarkets are shockers for looking after plants...well, they just don't... then sell them off cheap when they're all dried up...lol...

...I mixed up my Bergenia's with Brunnera's earlier...that's Brunnera Jack Frost in the photo not Bergenia...  

...talking of grasses.... I wonder if anyone's Miscanthus is flowering earlier than normal...?

Verdun,...I wish you'd update your camera..you take some nice photos but they're always a bit fuzzy.... it doesn't do your garden justice I think... although I realise this isn't a priority for most people just to put something on the internet...

getting carried away now....dont worry, just a couple.....for now

this is hackonechloa


 

this is calamag


 

rostis overdam

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stipa gigantea


 

hackonechloa, again


 

miscanthus variegatus


 

loads more   not everybody's cup of tea but when moving in the wind they are wonderful

Yep, I know Salino.  Camera phone is not great.

Talking to an entomologist couple of days ago whilst she was out on the Towans here with her expensive camera and she recommended a camera for me.  I'm aware of the fuzziness of my pictures  So new camera is high on my to buy list.  Got a birthday coming up soon folks