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What's this grass ?

WilderbeastWilderbeast East YorkshirePosts: 941
Hi everyone hope you've all had a brilliant Christmas. The grass pictured is 1 of several that I was given as freebies from our window cleaner and have all done brilliantly holding a good shape into the winter. Does anyone have any idea what variety it maybe ? 

On a separate point I collected loads of seeds but was wondering if now would be a good time to sow them and would some bottom heat be a good idea ? 

To be honest I'm kind of desperate to do something useful in the garden, it's so wet and soggy I can't do anything else. Thanks 

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,553
    my immediate reaction, mainly from the flower, was penisetum, but might be 100% wrong.
    Devon.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 66,160
    Hostafan1 said:
    my immediate reaction, mainly from the flower, was penisetum, but might be 100% wrong.
    That was my first thought too ... but with the same caveat 🙄 
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  • WilderbeastWilderbeast East YorkshirePosts: 941
    Hi all I've just googled both suggestions and think it's penisetum, immediately looked to see when to sow seeds and now is a good time 😃 at last I can do something. My wife and kids are so disappointed cos that just gives me an excuse to to be out in the garden again. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,553
    Glad to have been of some help. 
    Too wet to get outside here.
    Devon.
  • WilderbeastWilderbeast East YorkshirePosts: 941
    Too wet to do much here too but I turned my compost bins yesterday (I can then sit in our kitchen with a brew and see the steam rising, beautiful) and wandered the beds planning for the spring onslaught oh the joy 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,553
    I've done lots of " bed planning wanders" 
    Devon.
  • WilderbeastWilderbeast East YorkshirePosts: 941
    Completely off subject but my father in law has just topped up (he's my  main gardening side kick) he and the Mrs went to a national trust garden yesterday and he's been scrumping again !! Yes we all know it's wrong but he is weak willed and is always collecting seeds. It's usually a surprise cos rarely does he make a note of what he's got. So I've got a late present of about 10 little bags of different seeds, it's always a surprise to see what we can get 😃
  • WilderbeastWilderbeast East YorkshirePosts: 941
    Hi Phillipa Smith 2 to be honest he usually only takes 1 seed head from each plant. We have had some very interesting plants 1 last year produced about 50 plants with beautiful magenta flowers and as yet we have zero idea what they are 😃.

     I always laugh at the prospect of him being stopped by a police officer who finds his wallet full of little baggies full of herbal looking stuff, clearly I have an over active imagination but it would be quite hilarious

    I'll try and stick to the thread after today, this has been a little Christmas light entertainment !!
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