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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Miscanthus sinensis 'Flamingo'

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

This Miscanthus has taken ages to wake up from winter 😳 - is that normal? Maybe it forgot to set its alarm ⏰

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fuschia

Ooh looks like grass to me 🤓🤓

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Keely

Maybe summer forgot to set its alarm too!!!

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stephaniewatkins

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.

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kathy

A lot of things are behind

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mikethegardener

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.

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2015
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richard.spicer.7906

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.

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debs69

Grasses look good and add movement to a garden 😍👍

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krishnahairdo

Looks like a nice colour look forward to seeing it grow 👍🏻

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janric

Grasses make you want to run your hands through them hope it does well @richard.spicer.7906

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fuschia

I have a rogue grass appear. Don't think it's a named one as such but it looks so good and is so big not sure whether to keep it. Should I give it a haircut or leave it ❓❓

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richard.spicer.7906

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 👍🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

I would perhaps leave it till spring @fuschia and then chop it back to a few inches above the soil surface in spring 😁

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fuschia

Thanks Richard. That gives me more time to decide if it stays or goes 😜😜

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