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18/06/2013 at 15:55

I have a couple of specimens of this unexpected newcomer to my garden - plant with 30 - 60 cm spread,

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/25758.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 

long green thin leaves about 30cm long and long stems with cat-tail-like hanging fronds (highlighted in picture).  Bit of a novice at this gardening lark so please don't shout if it's obvious!

 

thanks in advance

18/06/2013 at 15:57

Looks like it could be some kind of millet grass.

18/06/2013 at 16:01

Carex pendula, seeds around, hard work to remove but quite attractive

18/06/2013 at 16:36

I bow to your superior knowledge Nut! 

18/06/2013 at 16:45

One of my weeds Paula. far too much of it here.

18/06/2013 at 16:47

There are some grasses that are a nightmare to dig out aren't there, I think that Carex is one of them!

18/06/2013 at 16:51

Certainly is, especially on the bits of garden that a full of broken concrete.

18/06/2013 at 16:53

Many thanks - carex pendula it is.  It is competing a bit with things I do want there so I may have to bite the bullet on this one.

18/06/2013 at 18:59

Also watch out for the reddish leafed one, very pretty in the right place but where it considers to be the right place is absolutely everywhere!  Luckily reasonably easy to pull out, but it is certainly one of those I wish I had never started. 

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