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Posted: 06/05/2016 at 21:06

Fred, it is a fantastic grass ...i have clumps as much as 2 metres across in the ground but also in large pots. In pots they create a waterfall effect...really lovely

in a pot mpc is not enough....ok, not a reason for your plant not shooting yet (don't worry it soon will).....a good john innes compost with added dried manure will feed and encourage vigorous growth 


Posted: 06/05/2016 at 20:31

Fred, mine are all several inches tall.  A new variety bought over the winter is also a couple,of inches tall.  However, things are early here

to boost growth water it well.  It works. it is unlikely to have died over winter. 

how are,you growimg it?  It needs good moist soil! 

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Posted: 06/05/2016 at 20:26

Well, sanjy. that was interesting and informative 

the powers that be should be taking it all on board

Stubborn dry soil in the shady end of the garden

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 18:41 edit button 

Stubborn dry soil in the shady end of the garden

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 18:40

Yea, always try to incorporate plenty of compost etc at planting time.

brunneras, bergenias spring to mind but liriopes will do well there...check out the almost white Blondy.

arrhenarhera bulbosum is a white "grass" that will light up any shady area.  Heucheras, esp the yelllow, too will enjoy it there.  Geranium Margaret Wilson has light purple flowers on delicate grey foliage. Carex like testacea, acorus Ogon, and ophiopogon nigrescens should be fine.  

For summer try white busy lizzies...they are now disease resistant....

Think my plant as seen better days

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 18:28

Flowerpower, leave it be for now. 

Give it 3 weeks or so and I think it will improve. let us know cos feedback is good 

i would then lightly trim back any stems to new shoots 

Hello Sunshine

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 18:05

lovely plants jacqueline. glad you enjoyed your day


Posted: 06/05/2016 at 16:11

You can do this GD but they will "sulk" 

can you sow them directly in the ground...get monogerm option....and cover with fleece stretched slightly over them.  upturned pots keep fleece 10 cm or more off them when they germinate, when they are sturdy enough...3 weeks or so...remove fleece.  No thinning either because of the monogerm seed 

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Posted: 06/05/2016 at 12:16

Thanks Nora........

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 12:08

Thoughts are with you Lily Pilly.  

Hope the family enjoy their holiday 

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