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24/11/2011 at 15:28
The link to the videao has the wrong name! It should read "grass" rather that "buddleya"
24/11/2011 at 15:29
I really enjoy the how to do video clips but am infuriated by the preceeding advertisement. Is there a way of avoiding these adverts? This morning I have a message saying the adobe flash plug in has crashed. Hopefully it is the car in the advert and I shall see it no more!
20/07/2013 at 18:50
"Now is the right time to..."
When?!? When is the right time? I don't know when this clip was first broadcast! How about dating them or giving a month at least in the title, please, Gardeners' World?
20/07/2013 at 19:39

Good point about dates.  For anyone who doesn't know, ornamental grasses - except groups like Carex which only need raking through to remove dead growth - should be cut back in late winter/early spring before the new growth starts to come through but after serious frosts and snow have gone so Feb/March depending on region and weather.

27/09/2013 at 12:41
My ornamental grasses break off in he wind and blow all over the garden, seeding themselves where I don't want them, so I cut mine down in late October.
27/09/2013 at 17:03

Not really ideal to cut them down in autumn.  Spring is advisable.

27/02/2015 at 08:46
Carol, thanks for these Super tips x
27/02/2015 at 08:53

Nothing too crucial really except right now to be a little careful to remove just old growth.  So not right down to base now.   Snap and cut and comb out base with fingers to tidy up.  A tickle in of compost and fertiliser too helps.

27/02/2015 at 09:32

Verdun: I gave my grasses a trim last night while repairing dog related pot holes. They're all ever greens but looked very untidy after combing them through and retrieving tennis balls.

What fertiliser would you recommend for grasses? They've had b&b before but would sometjing else be better?

27/02/2015 at 11:44


i don't like to over feed.....if they're growing well I would lightly use fish blood n bone again.

you don't say what grasses

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