Yes I have put these in a couple of my clients gardens over the last two years and they are both slow. I think I'll try calamagrostis instead as that wakes up a lot earlier and is fuller sooner in the border.
Yes I've had this for a few years and Calamagrostis and other Miscanthus varieties always perform far better. Shame cause it's got a lovely habit & flower.... eventually. Have you tried Molinia 'Skyracer'. Another great grass.
Last plant diary for the day - I'm trying grasses for the first time in the border. Miscanthus - not much at the moment as just a baby. But it will hopefully fill the back of the bed and cover the fence. Planted 25th October.
I've had plenty of couch grass before in the beds but I don't count that as I have to weed it out. This is my first 'proper' one. Hoping the crickets will like it as I was worried me clearing the beds would make them move elsewhere. I've got a couple more so hopefully that will make up for it 👍🏼