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Hakone grasses with Black Mondo


Hakone grasses with Black Mondo (Ophiopogon planiscapus (Lilyturf))

Still giving plenty of colour...



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Not heard it called Black Mondo before...lovely colours. Everything here is mush and all the leaves are on the floor. I managed to get some work done today, but really it isn’t fit for working..far too muddy.

28 Nov, 2019

 

They contrast nicely. I’m studying ornamental grasses at the moment :-)

29 Nov, 2019

 

I feel ashamed whenever grasses are mentioned I have a lot of them in all shapes and sizes but can never remember their names Naughty :o(

29 Nov, 2019

 

I’ve a few ornamental grasses around the garden. Nice space fillers for me. I’m not a big lover, but, they look nice amongst some shrubs.

29 Nov, 2019

 

Amy, can you recommend one to look good in a pot.

29 Nov, 2019

 

Karen it has many names, monkey grass!! being one.... although we have had a tremendous amount of rain, the garden is still workable!
Dawn, we have been growing grasses for over 30 years, love them, so many wonderful varieties to chose from....
Amy, I am not surprised, I have a job remembering ours, trying to put more labels in these days!
Kate, ours are dotted around the borders, some have to be split regularly, otherwise they take over the garden.....but I can't resist them....

29 Nov, 2019

 

Can you recommend any online ornamental grass suppliers Dotty please

29 Nov, 2019

 

I use eBay, Amazon, also The Secret Garden, but mostly buy at our local nurseries, who always have a good selection.......what are you looking for, anything in particular Dawn?

29 Nov, 2019

 

Dawn - how big is the pot? I've grown one called carex oshimensis 'Evergold' in a pot for donkey's years and it always looks good

29 Nov, 2019

 

Andrew we have this one also, most Carex are very hardy and reliable....

30 Nov, 2019

 

Thanks Andrew, your suggestion sounds perfect.
Dotty. I don't really know what I want but definitely a few native woodland ones, I will surf the net thanks

30 Nov, 2019

 

Dawn do you have Pennisetum alopecuroides ? its a favourite and looks particularly nice at this time of the year it doesn't grow to tall approx 18 inches -2ft ... also known as Chinese fountain grass ,it has lovely feathery foliage , I'll put a photo on of mine ..

1 Dec, 2019

 

The pennisetum also shows up in my recent prairie blog

1 Dec, 2019

 

I was admiring it funnily enough on Andrews blog yesterday.
Just seen your photo Amy, thank you

1 Dec, 2019

 

Having seen Dd's 'grass border' for real, I've started a small area myself, starting with a Black stemmed Bamboo which she gave me a piece of and a gardeners gater Phalaris, (both contained in pots).

5 Dec, 2019

 

Nice little project Siris

5 Dec, 2019



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