How to plant annual grasses in borders

Monty Don plants the annual quaking grass, Briza maxima, to add interest, movement and sound to the front of a border.

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Watch as Monty Don shows you how to plant annual quaking grass, Briza maxima, to add interest, movement and sound to the front of a border. He puts this plant to good use in his Grass Borders at Longmeadow, complementing the existing mix of flowers and perennial grasses such as Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ and Stipa gigantea.

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