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Can this grass be saved?



  • PlantmindedPlantminded Posts: 1,985
    All the advice given so far has been to leave until Spring, as with most dormant plants.
    Wirral. Sandy, free draining soil.
  • Thank you all so much. I will definitely wait to see how it develops. I’m also sure that after the 7 weeks of warm and rainy Atlantic weather, we will get a different weather in the first week of February and it could be a high with frost and snow. Who knows, let’s see in Spring what survived. 

    I my garden.

  • McRazzMcRazz Posts: 191
    As @GardenerSuze has said, you can cut back Carex by up to 50%.  It's best to do this in March/April, but not in autumn or winter.  
    I watched my neighbours fell their glorious Miscanthus Sinensis yesterday in its winter prime. Part of me died. 
  • PlantmindedPlantminded Posts: 1,985
    May be they're expecting an early Spring @McRazz!  Miscanthus don't seem to object to an early pruning but to do this when it's still looking good is not typical of a respectful gardener!
    Wirral. Sandy, free draining soil.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 3,634
    @Mcrazz That is sad. Some gardener take time to avoid the new shoots when cutting back Miscanthus end of Feb early March. I just cut back the lot, it soon gets going again. 

    A garden is an oasis for creation, available to anyone with a little space and the compunction to get their hands dirty.

    Dan Pearson
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,065
    I love skeletal grasses etc but there is a part of me that wants them all GONE at this time of year, so they don't distract from the bulbs and signs of new growth that are starting to appear.
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