02/11/2013 at 10:45

Morning all.

Why is it when I was looking forward to GW last night I fell asleep whilst watching it .Will have to catch it tomorrow morning.

It's looking dull outside but no wind as yet.

I must get some pots sorted and sweet peas planted this weekend

 

Have agreat day everyone

02/11/2013 at 10:50
Not seen GW yet either, but had alovely beef in red wine with a glorious shiraz or 2 at the local last night. Wonderful lie in this morning, bathed and now in onesie ready for breakfast, fruit and fibre as always.
02/11/2013 at 10:56

Stacey - I'm a bit pathetic to get excited over buying a grass!

 I'm not surprised Potty Gardener that you fell asleep during GW - I only watch it to see Nigel and he wasn't on much last night. 

02/11/2013 at 11:01

Thank you potty and dove. Will do.

Potty, you have only just found out about pampas grass 

Washing out, hoovering done just time for a quick cuppa and then do a few more jobs before son arrives.

I missed GW too so will have to remember tomorrow. Strickly tonight!

KEF
02/11/2013 at 11:03

Pampas grass, oh heck

02/11/2013 at 11:07

if you want to buy grasses, SGL, why not try Knoll Gardens in Dorset, near Wimborne...they are specialists. Google and have a look?

02/11/2013 at 11:11
Pottie Pam wrote (see)

I read in the Daily Mail last week that if you have a pampas grass in your garden it's a sign that you are a 'swinger'. Luckily mine is out out sight right at the bottom of the garden so i don't get any unwanted visitors

That was in the 1970s - quite good for the Daily Mail only being 40 years behind the times though - they still think our Queen is named Victoria.  

02/11/2013 at 11:15

Pampas in the front garden here,not a swinger in sight.................I suppose they are creatures of the night,,,,,,,,

02/11/2013 at 11:36

I have a pampas grass by the veggie garden, been there over 20 years. Late OH planted it. It's going horrid in the middle, leaves and flowers round the edges. Never cared for it in more ways than one! Is it true you can set fire to the dead middle and it will clean it up and then grow better?

02/11/2013 at 12:08
BL that reminds me of a huge fushia bush I had. Tried to dig the thing out several times. Then set fire to it one bonfire night. It still grew back the following spring. We did finally get it out in the end.
02/11/2013 at 12:36

Ohhh Mrs Garden your own burning bush

02/11/2013 at 12:59

Hello all

made it out a small bit it garden now sloshing it down with rain so back indoors again

KEF
02/11/2013 at 13:02

Lizzie people do burn them, we just attack it wearing protective clothes each spring. Glad we didn't burn it as that's where our hedgehog nests. 

Just been out for a drive as fed up with the weather, and the car took me to my local GC. No plants in need of rescuing, well not at the asking prices.

Have satisfied my "need to have" after seeing them on GW got Tulip Barbados only six bulbs though. But it was rude not to get a few more bits, so 12 Black Parrot and some Narcissus Minnow, and really needed some dwarf ones so Rip Van Winkle went in the basket.  So planting them will keep me out of mischief today or tomorrow. Just need to find my old rain coat.

02/11/2013 at 13:08
Just watched GW . Loved the fancy Barbados tulip KEF, you must post pics when its doing its stuff. Also enjoyed watching the bit in Esther Rantzens garden and her enthusiasm.
02/11/2013 at 13:09

Hi Gg... me too.. i went out , got a bit done in the GH, and had started to tidy up my runner beans and it rained. Came in, had a wash, and now the sun is streaming in the window. I'm not playing that game any more today. Rugby on soon and have prepared   an "invention test" dinner for later. 

02/11/2013 at 13:14

Forester, hiya.

Domt be apologetic about getting excited over grasses.  They are exciting plants amd very much undervalued

You can buy plants now but don't plant them out until spring.  I have some local nurseries but Hoecroft nursery is very good.  I initially bought all my grasses from them as very small ones.  Often the roots are bit congested as grasses, ESP the bigger ones, are vigorous.  I simply untangle the roots and pot into a bigger size. 

Miscanthus, Calamagrostis, stipa gigantea, and panicums are excellent tall grasses and there are new varieties added all the tme.  Deschampsia is a great choice for a dampish spot or one with good soil growing about 100 cm amd flowerimg over the summer.  Check it out

Enjoy your grasses Forester.  

02/11/2013 at 13:15

Woody...we will beat the Aussies    I think 

02/11/2013 at 13:17

Forester, hiya.

Domt be apologetic about getting excited over grasses.  They are exciting plants amd very much undervalued

You can buy plants now but don't plant them out until spring.  I have some local nurseries but Hoecroft nursery is very good.  I initially bought all my grasses from them as very small ones.  Often the roots are bit congested as grasses, ESP the bigger ones, are vigorous.  I simply untangle the roots and pot into a bigger size. 

Miscanthus, Calamagrostis, stipa gigantea, and panicums are excellent tall grasses and there are new varieties added all the tme.  Deschampsia is a great choice for a dampish spot or one with good soil growing about 100 cm amd flowerimg over the summer.  Check it out

Enjoy your grasses Forester.  

KEF
02/11/2013 at 13:24

Got hiccups Verdun?

02/11/2013 at 13:25

3 in a row, and a bonus point..