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Grasses revisited

I have been slack with my blog posts of late – not because I’m not in the garden and taking photos, its because work has me tied to the computer all day! I spend every spare moment in the garden and at every opportunity, I have my camera with me. So the photo library is full, I just have to take time now and tell you whats been happening. Have a look and see …..


[one_third]Red Buttons[/one_third]

[one_third_last]Angel’s Fishing Rod[/one_third_last]


[one_half_last]Miscanthus “Zebra”[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Filling out nicely[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Carex and Calamagrostis[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Different textures[/one_half]


I am so pleased with the grasses patch and it is only young still. Wait until it fills out and matures! I’ll keep you posted

Happy Gardening xxxxx

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Grass feature revisited





On the 5th of April, our great day trip to Elgin took us to Fairholme, where I bought all my grasses in my patch – well 90% of them. It is now 5 months later – whew, time flies – and the grass patch is still quite dormant – until yesterday! I was pleasantly surprised to see that the dry tufts of Panicum virgatum and Miscanthus are finally showing signs of life.

[one_half]PanicumVirgatum “Shenandoah” now[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Panicum Virgatum-ShenandoahThis is when I bought it[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Eragrostis Curvula now[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Eragrostis CurvulaWhen I bought it[/one_half_last]

As you can see, the grasses are showing a few sprouts, so this will be a spectacular area once these grasses mature and achieve a nice height. I am a patient gardener! Even the way they looked when I bought them, I will be totally satisfied to see all my grasses reach this original height!! But the potential of what I can expect will be surprizing! I love these grasses and I will definitely add to my garden more grasses in different areas.

[one_half]My Carex Buchanii[/one_half]

[one_half_last]I love the Carex Amazon Mist[/one_half_last]

[one_half]The “Red Baron” needs some growing[/one_half]

[one_half_last]The sisyrinchium in bloom[/one_half_last]

You might ask what the big patch of green is behind the bird bath – well, these are corn flowers. I scattered seeds in a bald patch and these have come up. I am looking forward to these flowering.

Enjoy your weekend gardening xx it is a bit cold today so I am going to spend some time visiting our friends’ gardens.

Happy gardening



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Grass Feature – Part 2

The Dirty Gardener!I have finally finished! Whew! It has been a gruelling 2 days hard labour – my back is in spasms and my left hand middle finger is swollen and sore! But all the aches and pains aside – it was a wonderful experience from start to finish. All the excitment when putting pen to paper and actually seeing  it come to life!

From the adventure we took to Elgin Valley to buy the grasses, to the painful digging and planting of my trees,  to the continuous shopping for sand, stones, compost, and more plants, to the marking out and constant rearranging of each grass, to the individual planting of each one! It was a true labour of love and I always kept my intentions full of love and goodness. This is so important when I work with plants because they feel it and I truly believe that they grow better!  I even bought LOVE that I planted in the garden. Can you see it? Well, all I can say while I stand back and gaze at my beautiful grass garden – It is really and truly BEAUTIFUL!! No more to say ……you can see for yourself! So, let the dirty gardener go and clean up all the mess I made and get out of the rain!!

Enjoy the photos!

[one_half]Grass feature with river bed[/one_half]

[one_half_last]River bed layout[/one_half_last]

[one_half]River bed[/one_half]

[one_half_last]River bed feature[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Grass feature nearly done[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Grass feature finished[/one_half_last]

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