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Grass border with black bamboo for Drc and stipa....


Grass border with black bamboo for Drc  and stipa....

Needs thinning out....another little job!!



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ttl
Ttl
 

Oh wow, this is gorgeous.

8 Aug, 2011

 

Wow.........brilliant.......

8 Aug, 2011

 

Beautiful Dd...:>)

8 Aug, 2011

 

Thats lovely I shall be thrilled if mine ends up like yours DD

8 Aug, 2011

 

Really lovely...

8 Aug, 2011

 

wow,lovely :^)

8 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks all, pleased you like it, will have to get in there soon to thin some of the thugs out, when some plants get their feet down there is no stopping them.....

8 Aug, 2011

 

Lovely border, what is the name of the tall grass out in flower please, I need another one!!

9 Aug, 2011

 

Wow Dotty, looks fab. Jen, I think you mean tne Stipa. Mine got swamped by perennials this year so giving it more room. Dotty, I bought a black bamboo last week, only tiny but can I ask, is it very invasive?

9 Aug, 2011

 

Jen it is a Stipa Gigantea, it does need a lot of space to do it justice.......
Dawn this bamboo is well over 8 years old and it has not escaped too far...as yet, you can keep it under control quite easily...

9 Aug, 2011

 

Hi dotty, have you got your bamboo contained atall, we planted ours last summer directly into the garden and it seems to be doing well, we found a couple of runners not really that far but one was going under the gravel board to the neighbours which did worry us abit, but i think if you keep a check on it and cut them off this seems to control them doesnt it? (which we did) It was a fairly decent size when we bought it.

9 Aug, 2011

 

Thank you for an answer. I have a Molinia Karl Foersterbut but do like your Stipa. Only recently become a grass convert!

10 Aug, 2011

 

Daylily the bamboo is not contained, as you say when you see a runner escaping just cut it off as near to the main plant as possible, we do not get too many.....Jen I am very fond of grasses would like to add a few more when I get some more space lol

11 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks, dotty :^)

12 Aug, 2011

 

What a beautiful planting.

15 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks it could do with thinning, will have to wait now until next Spring.

15 Aug, 2011

 

really lovely .............

25 Aug, 2011

 

Beautiful! :)))

18 Sep, 2011

 

Thanks Michaella and Cristina...

18 Sep, 2011

 

it is gorgeous...love it DD

19 Sep, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

It looks beautiful, but Could i add a word of Caution with the Black Bamboo I made the mistake of planting one in my fern bed which is made up largely of Peat and leaf mold in those conditions it traveled around 6 ft underground in 2 years which entailed digging out and replanting half of my ferns .A second plant planted in what is heavy clay has hardly grown in 5 years.

19 Sep, 2011

 

could just run my hands through them all, lovely ;o))

19 Sep, 2011

 

Bjs lucky for us this is planted in very heavy soil, has been in there for over 6 years now, we just cut off the stragglers as and when, we do lose several grasses each winter due to the wet heavy soil though.
Thanks San and Crissue.

19 Sep, 2011

 

Absolutely gorgeous and inspirational!
Dotty, are you a "plant club member" at knollgardens.co.uk ? Anyone can join and get 10% discount, and there's a 50% discount offer coming up for the weekend 1st/2nd October.

21 Sep, 2011

 

Thanks for that Sheila, will look in to it.

21 Sep, 2011



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