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Short or Tall grasses? For what situations? Foliage ? Flowers?

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Ned, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. Gail_68

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    @HarryS It was the colour of the leaves that took my eye then looking up how they flower well that did it for me...hubby was back up the garden centre the next day :heehee:...they should flower in black apparently like this pic off the net I found :)

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    • Verdun

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      I grow carex for its foliage. The flowers are sharply "sticky" and rough. Not particularly attractive either. I remove the flower stalks, simply pull them out ...prevents seeding too. The foliage looks much better without the flowers I think :)
       
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      • Gail_68

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        Right @Verdun here we go :snorky:.... been back to the nursery today and purchased another 2 Elijah blues...so when the weather finally picks up, 3 are being combined at either end of the drive and for the centre I brought 3 Stipa "Ponytails" only a fraction taller than the Elijah.

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        You mentioned planting in between the Rocks..so I got 4 Carex "Prairie Fire" 2 to go together either side.

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          Pony tails will be taller than Elijah but very, very tactile. Excellent for movement too.
          Prairie Fire is the testacea I suggested earlier........yep, evergreen and quick growing to form nice olive/orange clumps. Will look excellent Gail.....good foliage colours all year round.
          Dont want you over filling your garden or spending your hubby's hard earned cash but another favourite for movement is carex Comans Bronze; moves like the surf, wider than tall and a foxy brown colour.:)
          Worth a mention I think.....all those grasses, sedges divide easily to give more plants :)
           
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          • Gail_68

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            Hi @Verdun I know it will be a touch taller but they look lovely and since getting back and looking them up on the net i'm glad we had them...the testacea my hubby clocked :dbgrtmb: so they should look nice...thanks also for mentioning them :)
            The carex Comans they had them there but Verdun no more, as my hubby will do anything for me regarding jobs and with the home but he dislikes gardening and I take care of the plants the best I can and my health's not terrific and when winter comes it's a nightmare here alone with leaves...the fencing stops a lot.

            I've really appreciated your help along the way :yes: and can't thank you enough :)...just can't wait for the weather to stabilise itself so they can be put in...another job for the hubby :heehee:
             
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