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Help with Carex Crinita or Fringed Sedge

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 09:27

Had lots of seedlings last summer. Will keep my eyes peeled for them this year and remove asap. Thanks for the advice.

Help with Carex Crinita or Fringed Sedge

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 08:51

Hmm, in fact, I'm 99% sure its Pendula! Thank you. Now I'm seeing advice on google to dig it up because its so invasive. Damn! 

Help with Carex Crinita or Fringed Sedge

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 08:48

Oh, nutcutlet, now I'm wondering if mine is actually Carex Pendula. They both look the same 

Help with Carex Crinita or Fringed Sedge

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 10:28

I have an area with several clumps of Fringed Sedge aka Carex Crinita. They are a great space filler (although tend to be invasive). However they are looking a little tired and in need of tidying up. Any idea how best to prune them? I assume I shouldn't cut them right back as they are evergreen, however cutting out individual dead blades is almost impossible. Any ideas? 

Get well soon Nigel

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 10:42

I love Nigel


Posted: 17/10/2014 at 10:41

still not working

Ideas for replacement shrub needed

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 10:06

Mind also boggling! So many to choose from, thank you all for the suggestions. Pyracantha I like, but other half doesnt like the spikiness, and I guess I would worry my dog would scratch herself on it! We have a few pittosporums (at least I think thats what they are!), seem to be slow growers though? We also have an eleagnus ebbingei which has the most gorgeous scent at this time of year but would be far too dark for that corner. 

I'm liking the look of some of the Viburnums, although they look a bit small... will do a bit more research into how fast they grow etc. 

Kaffir Lily?

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 09:46

Brilliant, thanks for all the advice. Going to look for some corms and give them a go! We have a shady area at the back under some pine tress but I'm guessing it will be too dry for them... will find somewhere else I'm sure! 

Kaffir Lily?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 13:21

I recently saw an article in the gardening section of the Telegraph about the Kaffir Lily. Never heard of it before. Looks really pretty and apparently great for Autumn colour. 

However I've also heard conflicting advice as to how quickly it spreads. Some say it is slow to establish and others that it is fast and invasive. Does anyone have experience of this? Everything seems to be slow to establish in my garden! 

Also how is it planted? Seed? Plant?

Any help appreciated as always.

Ideas for replacement shrub needed

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 13:02

Fairy, sorry for delaying in response. Thank you for suggestions. However we already have all that you mentioned elsewhere in garden!! Still looking for ideas. Am I right in thinking it would be best to plant a shrub at this time of year? or does it depend what it is?

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Help with Carex Crinita or Fringed Sedge

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Kaffir Lily?

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Ideas for replacement shrub needed

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What is it? (Before I chop it down!)

Help identifying needed  
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Anyone know the name of this?

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