Posted: 19/07/2014 at 09:38
That's funny Verd - I have a birthday this year too...
I don't have many grasses but I love Spartina which is one I had in a previous garden and isn't always readily available. Got a little pot last year at the nursery I go to and it's beginning to get established now. Bright green foliage with fine gold edging . Forms a clump about a metre high with an arching habit. I also love Hakonechloa and there's a spot not far from me which has a huge bed of them which the council put bedding round in the summer. They look fantastic just now although I think the gaudy bedding spoils them!
Just took this pic of Spartina - Hakonechloa is next to it for now but these will be separated later this year to give them more room - they're getting that raised bed more or less to themselves.