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17/08/2014 at 14:15

 I love this is now in its fourth year - and I am wondering what to do next Spring to ensure it is just as good in 2015. Do you think it will need splitting? Is it too big (approx. 1m 70 at the moment) or can I leave it be for a while?

17/08/2014 at 14:27

Hello berkely 

I would  divide it next spring.  All miscanthus get large quickly amd therefore more difficult to split.

Divide Imto 2 ....spade down centre.....and you,will have 2 grassss of that size by next summer 

17/08/2014 at 14:31

Wow Verdun! Thank you! (I was hoping you were looking.....). I shall do as you suggest.... do you think both portions should flower in the late Summer of 2015? I'd hate to be without them...

17/08/2014 at 23:34

Thats the one I want to get, but having trouble finding one at a gc at the mo.

18/08/2014 at 08:06

Yes Berkely .....double the value 

22/08/2014 at 21:41
Thanks, Verdun. Don't know where you live, star gaze lily, but we are lucky enough to live close to Knoll Gardens in Dorset. All my grasses come from there - including this one. They have an excellent website and catalogue.
22/08/2014 at 22:04

That's where I got my grasses from a few months ago Berkley, so it's good to see yours looks magnificent after 4 years Hopefully mine will, different kinds though.

22/08/2014 at 22:10

Live in sussex, Berkley. Will look on the web site. Thank you 

22/08/2014 at 22:49

That is spectacular!!!!!!!!!!!!! wonder you dont want to disturb it!....WELL DONE!!!

28/08/2014 at 22:22

Here you are panda I've bumped it up fot you.

Hope mine gets that big!!!!

28/08/2014 at 23:05

Near me is a large area of miscamthus ....guessing it is Flamingo.....where I offen take my dog.  Walking amongst it is weirdly eerie.  Whispering grass is lovely.  Meant to take a photo ....may do tomorrow. 

I  grow grasses as individual.....albeit large .... specimens but Im tempted to make a small group of them next year.   Trouble is what makes way for them?  I have a few clumps of cannas clump is large, prob about 7'  across......and mixed with miscanthus should look pretty good. 

28/08/2014 at 23:11

Everything you do looks more than pretty good Verdun 

Star gaze I'll dig mine up in spring and you can have it if you like if you have room x

28/08/2014 at 23:19

Why thank you kindly Beaus Mum 

28/08/2014 at 23:58

Wow Beaus mum.

Berkley, did you make the seating area in the corner, looks lovely.

30/08/2014 at 22:40
Thanks, star gaze lily. Yes, my OH put the roof over the trellises two years ago. It was previously quite dangerous to sit there on the bench under the trees......pigeons...need I say more? The only problem now is that the birds love to shred the roofing for their nests. So another trip to Argos to buy another roll is imminent.
30/08/2014 at 22:51

Have you fixed something accross the trellis  then lay the 'roof' on top or did you just lay the 'roof' accross?  Could you take a pic of seating area please. Have been thinking of having a pergola but thats a great idea. 

30/08/2014 at 22:56

Thanks for the bump up Lily  That does look magnificent  I might have to go for something like that too. Can see why you wanted one 

30/08/2014 at 23:05

Thats  ok Panda.  

Its huge isn't.....but then the hosta is lovely and big too.

01/09/2014 at 15:59

 A picture of "the corner" for star gaze lily. As I said, it's not looking its best and we've just ordered a 4m roll of brushwood thatch from to replace the roofing. Yes, it is resting on a light framework - a few strategically placed pieces. The thatch is wired to it in a few places to hold it secure. Hope this helps.

01/09/2014 at 16:44

Thank you, looks lovely. A nice cosy corner.......with a G&T 

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