Thanks for all your suggestions. I'll probably go with Deschampsia cespitosa for my border, but I'll see how I can use the 'wilder' grasses in other parts of the garden.
It would be a shame not to get some Sweet Vernal Grass, if only to grow in a pot near your door so you can crush a leaf or two as you walk past. You can get the
Deschampsia cespitosa - Tufted Hair-grass (w) Deschampsia flexuosa - Wavy Hair-grass (w) Anthoxanthum odoratum - Sweet Vernal-grass (w)
from the above links. I know we didn't mention Wavy Hair Grass but it is as interesting.
Ooh, nobody mentioned: Briza media - Quaking Grass (w)
I'ts a lovely grass.
i am glad you mentioned Briza media, my daughter gave me a small bunch ofdried flowers with that grass when she was about ten,
many years later i scattered the grass seed. it grew and has self set for several years. i was amazed as the seed was so old but it looks so dainty in the border.
Ah, that's a nice story. It's so nice to have plants that means something to us especially with such a nice plant and it's native.
I've got a Acer my grandad bought me when I was 18. I won't tell you how old it is.
Sentiment in the garden is so important.
Thought I'd post a couple of pics I took at RHS Wisley last weekend - it was a glorious Winter's day and the grasses/seed pods looked so beautiful. Proof that this lot even look stunning in Winter!
Looks like you had a memorable visit. Lovely.
Thanks Jim - it was glorious. And for the first time, I got to see everything calmly and thoroughly without kids in tow - even better!