Quote of the day:
“… then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
– William Wordsworth
Forage in March for:
Cleavers, Dandelion flowers and leaves, Gorse flowers, Ground Elder , Hop shoots, Alexanders, Primroses, Wild Plum blossom, Sweet Violets
Previous posts by month:
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Some Blogs I follow
- Paddy Tobin, An Irish Gardener
- Rambling in the Garden
- sorta like suburbia
- Gather Victoria
- The Shrub Queen
- Fred, a French Gardener2
- Earth laughs in flowers
- leeg schrift
- AGENTS OF FIELD
- Flighty's plot
- Piglet in Portugal
- The Nostalgic Gardener
- Gardens at Coppertop
- The Gardens Trust
- Great Dixter Vegetable Garden
- My Tiny Welsh Garden
- Stephen Gingold Nature Photography Blog
- The Leek & The Carrot
- garden ruminations
- An Edible Landscape
- Janna Schreier Garden Design
- The Herb Society of America Blog
- The Gravetye Gardeners Journal
- Mrs Portly's Kitchen
- Philip Strange Science and Nature Writing
- Thistles and Kiwis
- Sharpen your Spades
What great images, the villosum is gorgeous! I love Pennisetum macrourum, I think it’s one of my top ten grasses for winter too. Do you find it spreads quickly? This year I’m trying dwarf form P.m. ‘Short Stuff’, looks promising ….
Thanks. Yes, I needed to split it after second year to keep things airy. Was happy to have more though because those spikes are so useful and long lasting. Please let me know how you get on with ‘Short Stuff’. How dwarf is it?
Short stuff is described as 60-90 cm high, in flower, so a third shorter than its parent. http://www.knollgardens.co.uk/size-matters/ has good info and stocks it. Those I bought last autumn are settling in well …. Thanks for tip re beautiful P.macrourum!
Lovely photos of gorgeous grasses. Is the Hordeum an annual?
Yes. It is an easy grow and will seed around if you let it.