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Ornamental grasses

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:34

Give it a go obelixx. It apparently copes well with drought because of it's usual habit. Perhaps a good dose of manure in the ground on planting and keep it well watered till established? I've got it in ordianry soil, but in the garden round the corner it was in a very dry bit of ground as we had several mature trees nearby. Despite our high rainfall, the ground was very poor quality and dry through summer.  I never bothered doing anything to it either. 

It looks great just now as it's fading into old gold colours  

Last edited: 13 November 2016 09:34:37

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:28

Morning all/afties Pat. Hope you get better weather for your toms than I did this year!

Grey, damp and cool here but a little warmer than it's been. I may get more painting done if I don't get outside.

Garden's looking great Hosta. Lovely to see 'the rock' in situ and look forward to seeing 'Acer city'  

It looks a perfect site for them.

doc - the neighbours are clearly a*******s. Rise above it all love. You are much better than that - you made that quite clear when you helped the son. Who would want to be small minded, ignorant, ungrateful s*ds like them?

Can't remember anything else , so apologies...  

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:15

Warmer here too BL. About 5 when I went out earlier, so much warmer than it's been for a while. Doubt it'll get much higher though. Grey and damp after the clear skies last night.

At least last night was calmer than Friday when it was a bit wet and wild.  No real damage though - just some pots blown about and a few small branches off shrubs and trees. Rare for us not to have had more of that by now.

What to do about the lawn (mud patch)

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:11

Shade, narrow space and dogs. That will be hard work with grass. I'd forget about it - you'll make more work for yourself trying to make grass thrive and look half decent. The narrow space makes it tricky to have separate areas for the dogs - especially in wetter weather. They won't have room to spread the damage, if you know what I mean!  Gravel would be better or the aforementioned fake grass if you want some greenery.

The garden has to work for your needs Penny 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:02

fidget - I love your photos. I hope you'll post more of them - even if you've posted them before. It's what I don't like about threads being closed. Many people (new members in particular) don't get a chance to see photos that have been previously posted - fidget's are a classic example.

Goatfell has a lovely trig on the summit  

Compost Corner

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 08:47

Impressive Hosta. I was going to say, that's a sh*t load of compost, but I don't want to lower the tone....

We just used to pile it all up behind the hedge on the far side of the driveway at the last house, where the spring came in and gorse, hawthorn and brambles lived, on what was affectionately known as the 'wild bit'    

Glad you're getting cracking with the photos now  

Moringa leaves white spots

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 08:10

Most people on this forum live in the UK or western Europe. I doubt anyone would have an answer for people growing this plant, especially when you consider there have been no replies or advice to the original query of well over a year ago.

Ornamental grasses

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 18:51

I totally agree obelixx - I'm very aware that my conditions are very different from someone in the south. The amount of rainfall is also something to take into consideration. An even bigger factor is height above sea level and exposure, which you mention. I used to live round the corner from where I am just now - that garden was far more sheltered. 

Hakenochloa is normally pretty good in most locations - especially if it's damper. I grow Spartina which is not seen in many gardens. AT had it in one of his gardens I think - Barleywood possibly. It makes a big arching clump eventually and is happy in wet or dry conditions as it's an estuary grass and copes with tidal variations. Green with gold variegation and nice golden colour in autumn. Mine grows in a raised bedbut with clay soil too.

fatisa japonica

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 18:39

Mine certainly does that philippa - and not just in cold weather! I remove them right back at the main stem. They're not normally bothered by pests and diseases in my experience.

Hopefully the OP will come back with more info. 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 18:30

Love seeing your pix fidget. Hope you stick more of them on here  

If we were doing a caption competition, your first one would have to be   'you lookin' at me?' 

Gorgeous owl Sheps. Nice to see you - you've been missed. The mods like us to start a new thread when they get a bit big. Apparently they don't take so long to load or summat. 

My pic was taken on top of Goatfell's main summit  on Arran. I think about eight years ago - some time in December. The wrist would only be an issue if it was ice axe conditions Joyce....possibly. It's more the side of my hand that gives me a problem on here. RSI from using the mouse. 

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