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Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

Just bought a miscanthus which doesn't look too well (going yellowy in places see attched picture).  Should I give it a light feed now and leave it in its pot over winter?

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 The market bus was so late getting to town that this was the only one left for sale and I felt sorry for it.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,848

    I think that's OK Forester, they go brown for winter. I wouldn't feed til it starts growing again in spring

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,022

    Looks fine to me. Dont feed it and keep it dryish over winter. Most grasses do not like cold damp feet.[ there are exceptions such as Acorus and some Deschampsia plus others I cant think of at the moment ]

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  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    Thanks Nut & Punk - should I leave it in it's pot or put it in its growing spot in the ground now?

    I wish the spell checker worked as I kep leaving letters out of words. 

  • If kept in the pot, then a cold greenhouse. If in the ground then raise it a bit so the soil drains. Those 1970's Pampas grass islands with raised earth and stones...works a treat for Miscanthus.

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    It's getting dark and cold outside so I have temporarily dug a hole and sunk the pot into it till tomorrow.  No greenhouse I'm afraid Blairs.

  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    The time to plant grasses is in spring

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    Thanks folks.  Verdun - the soil will be OK moisture wise - but do I just leave it in its pot outside?  I do have a small plastic 'greenhouse' so should I keep it in there although it will be a squeeze as I have several tender things in there already.  Verdun - I sent you a PM but I don't think it got through.

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    Nearly one year on and the miscanthus hasn't improved (see picture).  Should I have cut it down in the spring as it didn't die down as expected (see above message)?  I didn't put it out in the soil  in spring perhaps that was my error.image

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