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Last night.

On RTÉ’s Room To Improve, gardener Diarmuid Gavin, above right, teased architect Dermot Bannon, above left, about having pampas grass in his garden.

On the show, Mr Bannon is renovating a property he bought for him and his family in Drumcondra, Dublin 3, and the final results of the makeover will be revealed on RTÉ One next Sunday night.

Pampas grass?

In 2017, the UK Independent reported:

Pampas grass sales have plummeted due to their particular sexual connotations.

Once a common plant outside suburban houses, pampas grass became known as a sign that the residents were swingers.

The plant, native to South America, serves as a signal to passers-by.


Maeve O’Hair, in Tipperary, tweetz:

Morto here after Diarmuid Gavin‘s revelations on Room To Improve with Dermot Bannon. Full frontal pampas grass and I as innocent as the day is long…

Pampas grass sales drop due to swinging connotations (UK Independent, May 2017)