Do I have to dig this up and divide or can I nibble around the perimeter?
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Thanks Chloe. Another job for next year.
I'm a bit nervous about digging up the whole plant. That's why l hoped to be able to nibble at it DHR
Slacker B3 <giggle>
I nibbled at mine with the strimmer. Made a helluva mess of the garden!!!!
Cloggie - you've got me in one!
Don't be nervous about digging it up and splitting it (just chop it into chunks with a spade). I think the best time for Miscanthus is May, just before it gets growing again. But I expect it's not fussy. Plus you also get to enjoy the dried foliage all winter.
I don't personally think it looks too big for the space though. But I would have a go at dividing it so I could have a group of them rather than a singleton.
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Didn't like to ask what it was called as I'd asked before and forgotten the answer. Thanks wildb
PP your is whatbwhat my mum would call flittered.
DHR, I would really prefer to nibble - thanks for advice and options
The downside of 'nibbling' is you're taking away the more vigorous younger material from around the edge, leaving the old stuff. Better to cut into quadrants and that will stimulate more new growth.
you're so horribly right wiildb. I didn't think of that