Posted: 09/08/2014 at 20:51
Hi Staceydoc. I went to Knoll Gardens today, which is not far from here. A beautifully laid out garden, showing off the grasses the nursery specialises in. The owner claims to be the country's leading authority on grasses, and has 10 Chelsea golds to his name.
I decided to plant up my 2 new raised beds on the terrace, which encircle an ash tree and a silver birch, with grasses rather than the alpines which was my first plan. Carex Testacea around the Ash and Festuca Elijah Blue, the birch. I will put the alpines in the new troughs and sinks, perhaps with a grass or two, which will give me an excuse to go back to Knoll again. Hehe I don't think I have seen grasses used so imaginatively.