Adventures in Small Scale Farming in an English Cottage Garden with Seasonal Tips and Recipes
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Ashes To Ashes
The Pampas Grass was looking a bit tatty so David set it on fire.
He does this every year around this time and this is what it looked like after the inferno
I have to say, I would be less than heartbroken if that was the end of it, but amazingly it rises phoenix like from the ashes within weeks to grow and flower again. It's not my favourite plant, by any means, but it's impossible to dig out, and since it isn't apparently going to take the hint and just fade away, this is as good a way as any of getting rid of the old tatty foliage.If foliage is the right word for the razor sharp blades it produces. You can't help admiring a plant that comes back from this though can you?
Speaking of Ashes To Ashes, did you see the last episode on Friday? Don't you just love the Gene Genie?