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new pampas grass cortaderia selloana "silver star"

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By Sanbaz


new pampas grass cortaderia selloana "silver star"

after seeing cristina`s pampas grass i decided on getting one as the baby one i got last year didnt make it through winter, this one is more established and also a dwarf variety growing about 130cm and iv planted in a new pot to, all pots were half price at this paticular garden centre, so pot cost £6.50 what a bargain i hear you say lol



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Velly good plice San......and it has plumes already. I'm getting to love the grasses aren't you? Shall you keep it in the tub or plant it in the garden next year? It looks great with your Acer, such a contrast....:o))

11 Oct, 2010

 

That looks great San. I love pampas grass but it doesn't survive the winter here. Your's looks lovely by the pond.

11 Oct, 2010

 

good buy Sandra, it will look vey natural by the pond when it gets established!

11 Oct, 2010

 

thanx janey, like you im getting to like the grasses, not sure if to keep in pot or make another border in the lawn and do grasses , im thinking ahaha ;o))
cheers Gilli shame they dont survive there, maybe you could have some on pots and take them inside over winter, if you have the room ;o)
thanx carole i had seen some on ebay cheeper but didnt know how established they would be, some things i like to see before i buy them, the grass was £18 but its a good size, i love it by the pond but cant get a full view of it from the house, ;o)

11 Oct, 2010

 

looks nice there sandra.... i nearly bought one at the weekend... thye had some good size ones for £4 at my local plant shop.... i was going to put it in my front garden but changed my mind.....they seem to grow well down here lots in peoples gardens huge ones....

11 Oct, 2010

 

thanx holly, yes iv always loved the big ones you see in gardens but grow way to big for smaller gardens, this is a dwarf version of them, so wont take over ;o)

11 Oct, 2010

 

i think thats better.... as they can overtake the garden... : O ))

11 Oct, 2010

 

me to holly, im thinking of starting a grass collection now hhaha

11 Oct, 2010

 

: O ))

11 Oct, 2010

 

Good purchase, Sandra :o)

11 Oct, 2010

 

I love grasses San, unless they are the kind that self seed everywhere. I put in a Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose' in the spring and it has done really well. I also put in a Deschampsia cespitosa 'Northern Lights' which is much shorter but lovely colours. I'll have to post some pics.

11 Oct, 2010

 

thanx Terra ;o))
thanx Gilli sound lovely your new plants, look out for pics ;o))

11 Oct, 2010

 

Nice one San....

11 Oct, 2010

 

thanx dotty ;o))

11 Oct, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I like that San ... that is one for my wish list , it's such a nice size and like you I have been collecting grasses for some time they are so versatile ;o))

11 Oct, 2010

 

A feature spot for grasses sounds lovely, San.....plan away :)

11 Oct, 2010

 

Very nice San, I have one in my front garden :-))

12 Oct, 2010

 

thanx amy is there anything i should know about making a grass border, meaning do i add anything to the soil, ie gravel or anything else ;o))
thanx Wlass nice new avatar you have there ;o))
thanx annella says they are very hardy is that true, how does your get on in bad winters ;o)

12 Oct, 2010

 

Mine has been brill, no probs at all and is quite big now. I love the way they look good all year round :-))

12 Oct, 2010

 

It's nice to put a face to a name, I agree. Thanks for your kind comment, San. :)

12 Oct, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Grass is pretty tough stuff San I don't think you can do anything much to harm them I have never put them in anything other than normal soil , no need to gravel unless you want to make a mini gravel garden with grasses it does show them off nicely ... ;o)

12 Oct, 2010

 

thanx annella ;o)
yw Wlass ;o))
thanx for advice amy ;o))

12 Oct, 2010

 

arhhhhh ha just seen this ............ you got one then . you paid quite a bit 4 it then so hope is better 4 you this time . had mine bt 3 years so i guss they hardey . bought anther small one 4 my bank and planted it out looks brill. so glad you found one you like. bet it looks lovely in pot . go on get some more .. ur hooked !!!

19 Oct, 2010

 

I'm like you San....I love the grasses, and looking at my border I've quite a few there now. I split a carex that I bought in the summer and have got 4 plants from it, its a lovely yellow stripey one. We are lucky here in the village, the local nursery now specializes in grasses and sedges, so there are lots to choose from there.....:o)

19 Oct, 2010

 

hi cristina and yes got one and paid a bit more than wanted but established with a couple of plumes as you can see, so thought i would treat myself, new pot to lol ;o)
janey im concidering a new border for grasses next year, but it would be part sun and shade as the sunniest part of garden it taken up already, so do you think thats ok for then, would get summer sun in morning where im thinking janey, lucky you having your local nursery doing grasses and sedges now, i can see your going to be getting more now haha ;o))

19 Oct, 2010

 

that great hun . the stipa gigantia like full sun and pampss quite a bit but the others are semi shade or sun . just ck label . janey wish i cud find more only a few near me ;0((( so i keep looking have you got a pic on . san you going to lose more grass lol..........

20 Oct, 2010

 

thanx cristina and your right im going to lose more grass but one more border wont harm will it lol, havent told baz yet, he will complain as usual haaha, i need a bigger garden really, told baz when we decide to move and get bungalow i want a good size garden or im not moving ;o))

20 Oct, 2010

 

San..you'd best keep on Baz' best side then...increasing the borders but at least you've got a few months to get him primed for the alterations..lol

20 Oct, 2010

 

lol Wlass your right, lots of pampering from now till spring haaha, is it worth it ,,, ummm yes!

20 Oct, 2010

 

haha san thats a poem lol.........pampering for the pampass !!!! only kidding x

20 Oct, 2010

 

lol cristina ;o))

20 Oct, 2010

 

;0p )))))

20 Oct, 2010



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