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Nassella tenuissima syn. Stipa tenuissima

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jpea

Morning folks, seems my #wildlifewednesday are self isolating so here's a grassy photo 🙃

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pelly

Afternoon Jeremy 😂😂😂

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jpea

I've even given the grasses a "lockdown-lop" 😃

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juliesgarden

Morning JP...😂😂.. I know I could do with one too !!

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jpea

Ah Julie you're looking good as you are @juliesgarden

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jpea

I can't believe I halved this in Spring, I'll be doing the same again next Spring 😳

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Keely

Looks fabulous 😍

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful 💚

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midnightgardener

Wow! That's lovely grass and it lives up to its name. Beautiful 💚💚

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jpea

This is the one I cut right down to an inch or so of the ground after splitting it (if you remember @Keely) seems to be thriving on it

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Keely

That's great I'm going to do same then in future makes a right mess shredding it with your fingers experiment confirmed best job much easier cheers chuck 😆

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jpea

@Keely it may also of helped by adding fresh compost

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jpea

As recommend I've given the grass a severe self-isolating cut. I was a bit anxious but @ublaszko and @keely said go for it and the number of green shoots have vastly increased!

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jaynehynesburton

I cut mine down quite a while ago

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Keely

Great news you will be able to compare with one you didn't cut back see which looks best later in year keep me posted as I'm interested to know which is best 😁

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jpea

Ahead of the game as ever Jayne, I've read so much contradictory on pruning grasses @jaynehynesburton

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jpea

I won't trim the control sample then Keely 😅 @Keely

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jaynehynesburton

Some you don't prune so worth checking JP

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ublaszko

I think this one doesn't show the cut line because of their hairlike quality so it works even though technically it's evergreen and doesn't need pruning. I saw Monty pruned his halfway back in autumn in last year's Gardener's World. If it's good enough for Monty it's good enough for me 😉

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jpea

@ublaszko well all I know is the number of green shoots have increased drastically 👍

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ublaszko

👍👍

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jpea

@Keely untill I find a proper home for them 😁

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Keely

I've got a few mixed in with perennials in front garden it looks nice wafting in between them still needs more shredding though a good tug all that old top growth needs to go 👍

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jpea

I'll give it another combing then @Keely

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ublaszko

The old growth of my stipa doesn't seem to come off so I just chopped it all back to the ground. A couple of weeks later plenty of new growth 👍 @jpea @Keely

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jpea

Oh I didn't think you could do that Urszula! @ublaszko

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

You’ll have plenty of babies off them...I’m sick of pulling them out...😉

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ublaszko

I chopped it back last year because Pudgy likes to chew stipa tenuissima and leave gaps in it and I was suprised how quickly stipa grew back. I also noticed local uni chops all stipas back in spring at the same time as they do miscanthus. 👍

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jpea

@ublaszko @Keely well thanks to Keely's kindness I've now got 2 so I'll cut one and see what happens, thank you

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Keely

Good thinking 👍 let me know how it turns out I'm forever cutting my fingers shredding them 😂😂

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jpea

@ublaszko how low did they cut down the grass?

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ublaszko

Probably as low as 1 inch. I didn't want it to show later on where the cut line was.

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jpea

Thanks Urszula, that'll be my next job 🙂

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jpea

Time split it me thinks ( @Keely ), it's just where to put the other half 😳

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Keely

Yes n you need to shred your fingers through it to take out the dead grass or use a wire brush so you don't get cuts the new growth won't be able to breathe otherwise 😬

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jpea

I've split it into 2 so I'll put one half into the ground @Keely

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Keely

Shred it before you plant it though otherwise you will just keep pulling it out of border as it won't be rooted yet 😆

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jpea

@Keely I've run my fingers through both halves taking loads of dead strands out but there's still plenty. 🤔

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charlotte

Looks like my hair in the morning 😂😂😂

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jpea

At least you have some @charlotte I'm heading towards catweasel myself 😅

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jpea

Morning folks, up bright(ish) & early today and over to my daughter's place to let trades ppl in. This looked weirdly interesting in the security light...

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pelly

Morning Jeremy, it looks almost like one of those fibre optic lights 😊😊

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anges

Morning 😊👋 , have a good day.

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flof1952

Morning Jeremy. I do love these GRASSES ....looks great in that pot. Enjoy your day 🖐☺

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jpea

Morning Jane, it does doesn't it 🙂

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jpea

Morning Pauline, it's my favourite and a kind gift from @Keely And the pot is from the Harrogate flower show, they seem to work well together 👋🌝

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jpea

Morning Ange, hope it's a good one for you 😊👋

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awomanonabike

It looks great! What a nice Dad you are 👍😊

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jpea

Thank you Jacqui, dads and daughters eh, soft touch or what 😂

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Keely

Oh its looking good all you need to do with this early spring is just thread your fingers through it to take dead grass out will be even bigger n better later this year

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jpea

And that's kinda therapeutic Keely as well as good husbandry @Keely

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jpea

This is the one you gave me @Keely Planted in the upside down chimney pot, doing ever so well 😁

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Keely

Oooh it is looking good 👍😄 will look good in autumn too 😄

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jpea

@Keely please can you help me identify this plant that your mum gave me, thanks

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Williamson

Looks the a ponytail grass like the one I've got Mexican feather grass I think 😊

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Williamson

Love them lovely as they blow in the wind 😁

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jpea

That triggered a grey cell to spark, I'm sure your right, thanks @Williamson

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Keely

Helen is right Jeremy its stipa tennuisima aka Mexican feather grass or ponytail grass 👍🙋

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jpea

Thanks Keely I'm thinking this will definitely firm the thriller to a spiller and filler in a pot 😊

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