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    Default Pampas Grass- a bit long, feel free to ignore!

    This bit of the board is supposed to be about the best way to grow non-edibles. However, I'm here for advice - or just a good snarl - about ridding my garden of this spawn of the devil!

    Pampas grass was planted by our predecessors to fill a space at the end of the garden. It's screened from the rest of the garden by a trellis with honeysuckle and clematis. This little plot is on my hit list as a new site for the 3 daleks. Where they are currently sited will be an area for a water collecting system for the new shed - due to be started in March-ish. However, I have just spent half an hour with secateurs, spade and fork attacking it from above and below. It now looks like it's had a bit of a haircut - and slightly exploded! It's tempting to set fire to it - lots of dried stuff from previous years - as you can tell, I haven't lavished any TLC on it, hoping it would become discouraged and die. However, it looks like such a nice winter shelter for something - hedgehog mebbe, that I can't do it.

    Has anyone here successfully eradicated one? I'm sure the advice it to keep at it - a bit each day etc. I'd love someone to say 'the foolproof way is just to ....' In my dreams eh?

    Rant over.

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    Flum open this link then use your 'find' option to search for pampas - there are a few people asking about how to remove a pampas and the advice is on here. Hope it helps you.

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    Somebody once told me that swingers put pampass grass in their front garden as a sign to other swingers, I now always giggle when I see a clump - don't know if it's true though!

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    Oh Alison! Flum's secret is out now!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    Somebody once told me that swingers put pampass grass in their front garden as a sign to other swingers, I now always giggle when I see a clump - don't know if it's true though!
    I'd heard that too, and that a lot of it went on in villages, keys in a bowl, that kinda thing. People ribbed LadyWayne and I about it before we moved to the village. There are quite a few clumps of pampas grass around the village and the neighbour but one has an innordinate number of cars....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    Somebody once told me that swingers put pampass grass in their front garden as a sign to other swingers, I now always giggle when I see a clump - don't know if it's true though!
    Crikey! They grow all over Shetland .... hmmm, mine is the back garden. Does that mean I'm a closet swinger
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    Quote Originally Posted by JennieAtkinson View Post
    Crikey! They grow all over Shetland .... hmmm, mine is the back garden. Does that mean I'm a closet swinger
    Surely you'd be better caber tossing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shirlthegirl43 View Post
    Flum open this link then use your 'find' option to search for pampas - there are a few people asking about how to remove a pampas and the advice is on here. Hope it helps you.

    BBC - Lancashire - Nature - Yuccas, bamboo, pampas grass and cordylines...
    Great link Shirl - thanks for that. Seems like I need a sharp spade (got 2!) and a pick axe (not got one - wonder if Himself can borrow one from work?) and possibly some root our or stump killer. I don't want it shoving my Daleks over !
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