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By Lily2


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lovely garden

18 Aug, 2009

 

your garden looks lovely lily, love the grass plant in the centre

18 Aug, 2009

 

Very nice , i had one of those grass plants a few year ago dont know what happened to it.

18 Aug, 2009

 

i like the ones with the really feathery heads, swaying in the breeze

18 Aug, 2009

 

It looks so pretty Lily........

18 Aug, 2009

 

Thats a cracking shot Lily everything is in focus and really well composed.

18 Aug, 2009

 

Oh that's lovely Lily. I so love looking at pictures of gardens rather than just a single flower. G

18 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks everybody, the border to the right is a bit bare as I lost a couple of tall shrubs over the winter. This makes the Pittosporum 'lollipop' look a bit prominent. Have planted a couple of new shrubs but you can't see them yet. The Pittosporum is an experiment, we were taking it out as it looked like the 'gherkin' in London but half way through decided to try keeping it as a tree. Pity we had already chopped off so many branches though! Still not sure if it's staying but it does look better than when we first did it.

19 Aug, 2009

 

Clarice, the grass is not hardy and has to be replaced every year. Not cheap but they are lovely.

19 Aug, 2009

 

I love those Pennisetum.

19 Aug, 2009

 

lily can you not have it in pot and over winter them?

19 Aug, 2009

 

I have tried Sandra for 2 winters. I always have them in pots and the first winter I kept one in an unheated shed/greenhouse but it died and last year I sneaked one indoors and kept it in the study but it still died, although more slowly!

19 Aug, 2009

 

strange lily and are you supose to be able to keep them? what is it called so i can read up on it

19 Aug, 2009

 

They are called Pennisetum Setaceum Rubrum or Purple Fountain Grass and no they are not sold as hardy. AndrewR overwintered his in his living room last year but I wouldn't be alllowed to do that!

19 Aug, 2009

 

me neither lol but like you say well worth the expence as so lovely

19 Aug, 2009

 

Tis a nice grass and effective sets off the rest and the corner section looks beautiful and nicely enclosed too.

22 Aug, 2009

 

What a beautiful plant Lily. You are a photographer as well as a gardener. I've got the name of it now, only problem will be finding a space to put it !

23 Aug, 2009

 

Well, I've never been called a photographer before Sue, fuzzy shots are usually my speciality! Thanks to GoY I'm improving and getting to grips with what my camera can do given the chance.

24 Aug, 2009

mad
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Another lovely photo of a very pretty garden and the Grass looks great in pride of place. I think it wouldn't look nearly as good in a border, it does need to be standing alone in the spotlight like that.

3 Sep, 2009

 

Quite agree, it would be lost among other plants. Third year running now I have had one of these each side of my steps, I love them and so does Daisy the cat (chewing them!)

3 Sep, 2009

 

Pennisetum 'Rubrum'!!!! I just learned this my fave grass isn't hardy in Massachusetts, USA! How unfair (to me)!..

3 Sep, 2009

 

It's a shame isn't it Tate. I have to buy them every year too.

3 Sep, 2009

 

Beautiful border set off by a lush lawn. Great photo

15 Sep, 2009

 

Distance lends enchantment to the view (well grass) Serendipity!! It's in need of a good scarifying and feed really, when I have the energy lol

15 Sep, 2009

 

fantastic planting, wonderful colour.

1 May, 2010

 

Thank you Duddyboy, it's great to look back at these old photos and remind myself of things to come again this year......not long now!

2 May, 2010

 

love it ! :)

10 Nov, 2010

 

Thank you Paul, this border isn't looking so lovely now that winter's almost here! :o(

10 Nov, 2010

 

Feel the same my grasses looking a bit sorrowful now :(

11 Nov, 2010

 

Stunning.

24 Nov, 2010

 

just love your garden the grass in the middle is beautiful

28 May, 2013

 

Love it.

22 Aug, 2013



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