pampass grass

hi  need to no if i cut back a big pamass grass will it grow back and can i dig it up and move it ..

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  • If you've got a power hedge-cutter, use that.

  • If it was mine I would move it too...straight to the local tip!

  • TaskerTasker Posts: 29

    napalm

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,244

    i took the mattock to mine. It moved fairly easily. I moved it to the compost heap. Took a while to rot down but it got there in the end

  • discodavediscodave Posts: 510

    Lol,  I am growing pampas this year, it was either that or bamboo. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,244

    I'm not thinking of attacking my bamboo in that way.

    The pampas flowered so late the stems broke in the autumn gales. The leaves always looked brown and straggly and it gave me no pleasure at all. 

    Another of my growing anything and everything from seed efforts. Growing success, garden failure.

  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    such  a lovely plant in its own country of origin,it is not plant I love ,unless its something you adore ,abandon it!

  • WintersongWintersong Posts: 2,436

    I had a monster Pampas Grass die on me last year and removed it with a mattock. It grows outwards so over time, the centre rots down, giving me fifteen years of composted material after removal.

    The roots are not that deep but very matted, so a bit of wellie is essential.

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  • I was advised to burn mine as a method of cutting back. Lovely bonfire......but the PG never recovered - sad!

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