Posted: 22/07/2014 at 19:52
Hiya Alan, I would have sown seeds earlier but I would do it now. Sow in 9cm pot, water well, elastic band, polythene bag and in warm spot. Not an expert in this but it's what I would do.
However, bear in mind the difficult part is keeping plants over winter....they need a minimum of 4 degrees if I recall correctly. Not overly dry either.
Yevistevie, I guess stipa Tennuissima or hordeum jubatum ticks those boxes. Stipa arundinacea, although not my favourite, is bigger but can outgrow its space. If its a shadyish spot Bowles golden grass is lovely, ESP in spring when it flowers.