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Charlie9Charlie9 Posts: 3

Anyone know if it would be advisable to set fire to my Stipia Gigantea during  the dormant season to get rid of all the dead growth.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,987

    If you want to kill it.

    I rake mine out in spring if I get round to it and cut around the underneath dead stuff sometimes

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Charlie9Charlie9 Posts: 3

    Just thoght that might be what happens when they grow in the wild!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,987

    You're thinking of pampas grass i think. Not even sure if that's true


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • hollytreehollytree Posts: 36

    I hack mine back to a couple of inches in april with shears then rake up the waste.  It grows back no problem. Don't set light to it.  It's not that tough and you may damage ther roots

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