Archive : grasses

Sep 11 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 7 comments

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. […]

May 03 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Design, Gardening, Perenniels, | 15 comments

Additional grasses

Deschampsia Caespitosa

When I started with the layout of my grass feature, I knew that I would have a few gaps where I could add some low ground cover. So off I went (again!) to the nursery and assembled a few new grasses to add to my collection. I wanted to share these with you, seeing I took some photo’s of them this week. I also found out that these grasses actually came from […]

Apr 23 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Design, Do it yourself, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 7 comments

Grass Feature – Part 1

Grass Patch

Hi Chris, I wanted to upload a completed Grass Feature post, but this is not to be – yet! I was so convinced it would take me a few hours on Good Friday morning to get it looking ‘mooi’ but it is Saturday evening and I’m STILL not finished. So here was yesterday’s big graft! I had to drop my tools at 6pm when the sun was setting and it was starting […]

Apr 14 2011 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Design, Gardening, | 5 comments

The great big gardening makeover!


Hi Chris, I have been so busy with work and stuff this past week, I hardly had a moment free! So now I have to catch up on all my posts I have been saving up! I am so inspired and excited to let you in on my BIG gardening makeover. After our trip to Elgin I have been reading and researching on grasses and paths and designs and permiculture. I am […]

Apr 05 2011 by in Christine's garden, Perenniels, | 11 comments

Lovely ornamental grass finds its niche

Panicum Vergatum "Shenandoah"

I thought if I bought a nice ornamental grass and planted it, that my current obsession with grasses would subside a bit – but all that is happening is that I want more! Such a pity that most require a lot of sun or I would be hotfooting it off to the nurseries to buy every pretty grass I can find. What I love about grasses is the many different textures, colours, […]

Mar 30 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Design, Gardening, Miscellaneous | 5 comments

Plan for the front patch


Hi Chris, Your suggestion about adding grasses into my front patch has really got me thinking. I’m going to totally revamp this old lavender patch – shame, they have had a good 4 years. So – I am going to pull all that out and start fresh! I sat having a coffee and sketched out, more or less, what I see for this front section. I have the dry river bed effect […]