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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 'Graziella'

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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richard.spicer.7906

Didn’t take many pics of the front garden this year. Everything has doubled in size which means I will need to make some adjustments I think in the spring. This #Miscanthus I’m especially pleased with, it has done exactly what I wanted it to. Picture was taken at its peak in early October time 👌🏼🌾

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richard.spicer.7906

#bestautumn2018 #miscanthussinensis #eulalia #miscanthus-sinensis #miscanthussinensisgraziella #silvergrass #grass

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Mikekally

That is fab, @richard.spicer.7906 I really want to add some in our front garden too, but it's quite windy. Would this cope?

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richard.spicer.7906

I think so, mine is on the edge near the road, and I’m on a hill so it gets fairly windy at times. So far, I’ve not noticed the wind being a problem, just make sure you give it a good drainage to lighten the soil. It will look a bit untidy if it snows (mine did last year) but it picks up ok after. I cut mine back in early Feb. If you do buy one now, don’t plant it till it’s warmer as it will just sulk. I found this was better than late autumn/winter planting for miscanthus 👍🏼 @Mikekally

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Mikekally

Thanks for all those tips @richard.spicer.7906! I'll wait till after the snow's been and gone then. it's really perfect soft screening

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clipperty

Ahhh love miscanthus, Rich, great in a pot too! ‘Graziella’ is not a variety I’m familiar with though. Xx

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ublaszko

Monty says plant/move ornamental grasses in May when they start to grow vigorously. I planted my stipa tenuissima in autumn and it didn't do anything for a year 😥 @Mikekally @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

Me too Claudia, I’ve a few others that I’ve not yet added to my list, including the delightful nepalense that you have too 😊 - Graziella was a spontaneous purchase at the local GC a couple of years ago. It turned very coppery in the sun @clipperty x

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richard.spicer.7906

I planted 'Flamingo' a couple of years ago in the autumn, bought at a flower show. Died the first winter, so now I plant them in mid spring @ublaszko 😊

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ublaszko

Well... I'm glad I didn't kill mine then 😅 I'm keeping my eye out for miscanthus grasses atm. Or stipa gigantea. I need to add some height to my sunny border. 👍👍

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tessafox-veling

I love the “misty ness” of it

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richard.spicer.7906

Knoll Gardens website (http://www.knollgardens.co.uk) is a great website to get some grass inspiration. I’ve got a stripy one overwintering in the poly, will find it a new home in the garden soon @ublaszko

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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richard.spicer.7906

Okay, apologies in advance for the next few posts - just adding some entries, or plant updates, to my plant lists following the front garden makeover.... I'm expecting this grass to look fiery red by autumn 🍂 #miscanthussinensis #eulalia #miscanthus-sinensis #miscanthussinensisgraziella #miscanthus #silvergrass #grass

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Nettle

Love this grass...

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

Miscanthus sinensis 'Graziella' #upclose - love how it's developed over the last few weeks - #grass #foliage #miscanthus #miscanthussinensis #eulalia #collage #miscanthus-sinensis #miscanthussinensisgraziella #silvergrass

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pelly

Gorgeous Richard. I haven't got any grasses yet but they are a must for next year. @richard.spicer.7906 😊

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juliesgarden

Morning Rich , lovely , got a couple of grasses now , really beginning to like them 😍

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angiecrazycatlady

I love these is it a very big plant 😊

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katgreen

Love grasses 😍 beautiful collage 😆 👍

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richard.spicer.7906

You should definitely try some @pelly 😀👍🏼 - I never looked at grasses until the last couple of years and now love them.

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richard.spicer.7906

Morning Julie 😊👋🏼 - me too, I've got about four now I think. Still fairly small but can't wait to see how they develop. What ones have you got? @juliesgarden

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juliesgarden

I've got a bronze carex and Pennisetum rubra and I like the look of the black mondo grass for next year 👍😊

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pelly

They will be a fixture in my garden next year Richard @richard.spicer.7906 😊😊

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richard.spicer.7906

Hi @angiecrazycatlady 👏🏼😬, this particular one is quite big. I had a bit of difficulty getting it in the car hehe. It's just slightly taller than 6ft 👍🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks @katgreen 😊🙏🏼 hoping to introduce a couple more over the next couple of years I think.

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richard.spicer.7906

Excellent 😉 @pelly

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

A mid-autumn purchase - Miscanthus sinensis 'Graziella' - I've been looking for a grass that has silver white plumes and develops lovely autumn colours for my front garden. This one seems to tick all the boxes 😊 #miscanthus #miscanthussinensis #eulalia #grass #miscanthus-sinensis #miscanthussinensisgraziella #silvergrass

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richard.spicer.7906

It's a tall one! 😀

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rosiebug

👍🏻😍🌾🌾

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rachelbrooks

It's lovely! 👌🏼 I need to incorporate some grasses somewhere...love how they sway in the breeze and glow in the sunlight 😊

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lesliecole49

Looks like a lovely yard

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justin

Ohhhhhhhh me too actually! Where did you get it from? 👊

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richard.spicer.7906

Me too @rachelbrooks - hoping these will clump up nicely in a couple of years 😬

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks @lesliecole49 😊👍🏼 it's a bit of a handful but enjoy working in it

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richard.spicer.7906

😀 @justin -coincidently, this one was from the local GC - I'd been reading up on this variety for a while and they happen to have them in stock after an impulse visit. But I had been originally looking at them via the Knoll Gardens website, which might be worth a look? Plenty of choice of others too 👍🏼

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7walnutclose

Really nice.😉 I am just searching for a nice tall grasses like this one for next year. So many choices 🤔

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richard.spicer.7906

There certainly are Robert - I'm still learning a lot about grasses so not yet familiar with all the main varieties. Any particular ones taken your fancy? @7walnutclose

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7walnutclose

I would love to vilisit the ''Dove's Cottage'' garden as they have amazing collection of grasses, unfortunately quite far to travel. I am thinking about these, but need to narrow down to two only: Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' (this one is a definite to buy), Panicum 'Northwind', Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus', Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum', Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Muhly'. What's your thoughts?

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