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Ornamental grasses at ChelseaUndemanding and very rewarding to grow, we've selected a range of the best grasses, sedges and rushes on show at the Chelsea Flower Show 2008.If you're looking for a grass that performs well in dry shade, try Amenanthele
Carol Klein demonstrates how to cut back ornamental grasses in spring, with tips on different methods for dealing with evergreen and deciduous species.springMore on grassesOrnamental grasses from the RHS Chelsea Flower ShowPlant profile of feather
684Low Road, Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk01379 686 900www.bressingham.co.ukIP22 2AAOpen 28 Mar-3 Nov, daily, 10.30am-5pm (or dusk if earlier). Adults £8.75, OAPs £8, children (3-16) £5. Card also valid for steam museum.toilets,plants,refreshments,picnic,food-drink,shop
876Dinas Cross, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire01348 811282www.genuslocus.netSA65 9SPOpen 1 Apr-30 Sep, Wed-Sun plus bank hol Mons & following Tue, New Year’s Day and by appointment, 12 noon-6pm. Adults/OAPs £5, under-16s free. Card not valid on charity day: 19 May. parking,toilets,part...
905Cambo Estate, Kingsbarns, St Andrews, Fife01333 450 054www.camboestate.comKY16 8QDOpen all year, daily, 10am-4.30pm. Adults/OAPs £5, under-16s free. Single discount with card: 50%. Card not valid on event days or special open days (phone or see website for details), & not vali...
The culprit is Trionymus diminutus, a 4mm sap-feeding mealybug that breeds relentlessly when the weather is warm and isn't killed by winter frosts. It deposits a white, waxy substance at the base of the sheathed phormium leaves. A mild infestation is not a problem, but in excess ...
If you yearn for the smell of the sea and the sight of grasses waving in the dunes, try planting up this coastal-themed container. From late-spring, the thrift brings splashes of colour with profuse pink, white or purple flowers, while the lilac
plant projectsHow to make formal Christmas plantersCreating a Christmas door decorationMaking a Christmas wreathCreating a winter display of aster and ornamental cabbageGrowing pansies for winter colour
Find out how to combine annuals and perennials of varying heights in a 'wave' planting, in this practical video guide from Carol Klein.springMore planting advicePlant a bare-root rosePlant a shrubPlant a bare-root treePlant a fig tree
The silver and dark-green ivory thistles provide the backdrop for this planting scheme, while the pheasant's tail grass adds soft texture. Scattered amongst the display are Sisyrinchium striatum plants, with striped leaves that are accompanied