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Bunny tail grass

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When the fluffy blooms of this grass (Lagurus ovatus), known as Hare’s tail or Bunny tail grass had gone over and no longer looked at their best last October, I took a chance and pushed a few of the whole seedheads into some pots.

I really wasn’t expecting anything to happen, they had literally been pushed into some multi-purpose compost, labelled and forgotten about in the greenhouse!

Today I looked at the Fuchsias which had been in the cold frame, inside the greenhouse and saw these…

Isn’t Nature amazing sometimes? Not all have germinated, but frankly, I’m just happy to see a few of them have made it with complete neglect on my part!

The Fuchsias have survived too, but are staying in there until the weather warms up.

Everywhere is so wet, the lawn has a puddle yet again and the soil is just a claggy mess! Not a hope of gardening for a while longer.

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Well done on having the inspiration to try planting the seed heads in the first place, must have been quite exciting discovering those babies!

Your fuschias are looking good, but I agree, it's way too cold for them outside just yet!

18 Mar, 2013

 

Bunny tail grass... just in time for Easter ;o)

18 Mar, 2013

 

Its a lovely grass Shirley....You obviously have the magic touch...:>)

18 Mar, 2013

 

Oh great, it's always worth a go!! I love those grasses!
Same here with the wet on the garden(clay, the same as you)........but, I won't say any more about the weather or Louisa will tell me off ..ha Ha!!!

18 Mar, 2013

 

Who me?? Would I??lol

18 Mar, 2013

 

I do like that one Shirley and your fuschia's look really healthy, it was a bit better today but much too wet for any outside work, I'm getting fedup of flipping housework.......

18 Mar, 2013

 

How do you flip housework?

18 Mar, 2013

 

lol....

18 Mar, 2013

 

Its a hard job Andrew, it entails flipping stuff from one place to another and then some bright helpful spark arrives and flips it all back again, lol....

18 Mar, 2013

 

Trying to flip dust!
Well done with the bunny tails, they are so pretty.
I found that a few of my grasses had self seeded...put them in pots and left them outside! Still alive though!

19 Mar, 2013

 

Wish I had done that with my grasses. Well done. :O)

19 Mar, 2013

 

Well done - we'll all be trying that now ;)

19 Mar, 2013

 

Love the Bunny Grass, well done ! and your Fuschias are doing well too, I have been checking mine this morning but hardly any look like they have survived, but maybe if I leave them a little longer;0)E

19 Mar, 2013

 

Its right what they say then "nothing ventured nothing gained" and you gained Shirley!, and will be getting two little pots of bunny tails...Lovely.

19 Mar, 2013

 

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments ... may I just say to Andrew that I was told once that a layer of dust protects the wood ... so I don't feel guilty about flipping housework!

19 Mar, 2013

 

Shirley - I never feel guilty about dust, as long as it's not on plants :-)

19 Mar, 2013

 

What a lovely surprise that must have been , Shirley! Plenty of fuschias there as well.
I must say, since all this bad weather, our house has never been so clean! Lol

20 Mar, 2013

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