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    Great idea Norman (Ann). (Gender division is really hard amongst gardeners).

    I have 4 of the sweeties and I love them. But I have a large garden and the earliest is 5 years old. The Pink one is only 2. So one day I will be joining my neighbours screaming, 'Out damned Pampas'. Thinks. Maybe I could sell them
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    I have a large clump right by the fence, so prob best not to burn it!

    I hate it (what's that saying about pampas grasses and swingers?!)

    Am gonna tackle it this year. Is there a good time of year?

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    I dug mine out this time last year. It was huge and mature and I just wentt at it for half an hour a day for a week. You need to be persistent. You can go at it with a spade as Snadger says, and chop back a bit at a time. Eventually you can remove it all. It hasn't even attempted to come back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janeyo View Post
    I hate it (what's that saying about pampas grasses and swingers?!)
    What is the saying?

    You can cut them down with hedge trimmers (burning seems a bit cruel to me!) to make it easier to dig out, good luck, it's quite a job!

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    We got rid of an 8ft one last year....

    We hacked it down to a manageable level with hedge shears, dug out as much as possible; then I was kind enough to let Mr OWG have his way and burn the rest out (it left a hole 4ft across)... it hasn't come back...

    The thing about pampas grass and swingers....

    Apparantly, one would have pampas grass in one's front garden to let people of the same persuasion know that one was into swinging....

    No idea how true it is, but we always have a good singger when we see one in a front garden....
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    That's FANTASTIC OWG! I never knew that, I shall be spreading much gossip among my fellow gardeners!

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    I feel the need to point out that mine was in the back garden , and planted by the previous owners. Don't need a reputation like that!
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    www.vegheaven.blogspot.com Updated March 9th - Spring

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flummery View Post
    I feel the need to point out that mine was in the back garden , and planted by the previous owners. Don't need a reputation like that!
    Ours was also in our back garden and planted before we bought the house!!

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