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Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 08:50

Oh yes MrsGarden. Have I mentioned grasses before ?  


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 08:48


hope everyone is fit and well

Sunny here right now but chill in the air.  Survived the storm but really it wasn't too bad for us here.  My tall ornamental grasses for example, have not been affected at all...they are still standing tall and flowering

My niece's 20 th birthday today so I'm anticipating plenty of cake   She says she feels old........?  20?  Where has the time gone?  I was 20 once, I think! 

Might get few more wallflowers and bulbs in

Have good day folks

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 08:42

Morning Clarington

You dont say which varieties of ornamental grassss you are growing but the principle is the same...viz., move them in the spring and not in autumn.  However, I do just that myself albeit aware of the risk of them rotting.  On my light soil and mild climate I rarely lose any grasses doing this at this time but it certainly is a risk

If large may have to divide them but this is more harmful to them at this time of the year than simply moving them.  I would use mpc and use pots that generously contain them.  Cut top growth .....not too severely, say half way.......and I would not water at all.  So, yes, pot them up now with a view to planting out in the spring.

Good luck Clarington and enjoy your new house and garden 


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 08:11

Hello forkers

Cloudy but dry.  Calm....before the storm?  

Not sure whats happening this weekend yet but this morning a friend has collared me to sort out an area in her garden.  

Not  looking forward to storms tomorrow night....each forecast seems worse than the previous one.    Will check everywhere to batten down, protect and take inside anything that might blow.  


New privet hedge

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 00:11

Of course you can Fairy.  Ligustrum Ficus elasticis Aureum.....the yellow leaved privet that's used for extracting rubber here in Cornwall.  Between Tomfoolin and Drekkly Town south of the river Tamar near Alrightareeorno rubber has been made there for centuries...well, sInce early 1900's anyway. We learn something every day Fairy 

Oh, I do go to specsavers.....I bumped into someone there only the other day 

Serious! Really

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 23:52


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 22:54

Night woody

Serious! Really

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 22:52

Haha woody.  Mission accomplished then 

Would be interested in a thread about alpines and you're the main man.......?


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 22:45

4th panda, cutting it back ruthlessly will generate suckers all over the place as bob said.  Not sure about trying to dig it up if it's been there for few years....I think it will generate suckers too.  If in an area on its own I would spray with super strength  glyphosate.  Watch out for suckers and spray them when seen.  You will have to leave this now until spring


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 22:37

Good luck carmic 

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