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Visitors to this small nursery will come away, not only with a boot full of grasses but, as Gough practises what he preaches in his magnificent borders, buckets of information on how to plant them.
Rae Spence Jones. Telegraph Gardening.

Desperate Plea! Boxes!

We spend many hours collecting boxes from a number of sources for you to take your plants home in. It is an enormous help therefore if you can provide your own boxes and moreover a sure way of becoming a favourite customer! Many thanks.

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Plant Inventory: Ornamental Grasses

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*CALAMAGROSTIS x acutiflora ‘Avalanche’. A new selection from the US with bolder white variegation to the centre of the leaf blade than C. ‘Overdam’, making for a striking grass. 1.2m+.
C. x a.‘Karl Foerster’. The vertical thrust of this plant, together with the bleached biscuit pallor of the spent flowers and stems provides a unique and highly effective feature from summer onwards. 180cm.
*C. x acutiflora ‘Overdam’. Finely variegated leaves form a bold clump and in spring are attractively tinted with pink. The spent flowers are as effective as the above. 1.5m.
*C. varia. Possesses all the attributes of the above. However, the flowers of this species are held on graceful, arching stems. 60cm.

*CAREX elata aurea. Bowles’s Golden Sedge demands retentive soil to prosper. Quite brilliant in its effect. 45cm
C. muskingumensis ‘Oehme’. A striking form with a swish golden band to the edge of the leaf. 45cm.
C. m. ‘Little Titch’. The Palm Sedge in its tiniest form, a fuzz of greenery for the border front. 15cm.

*CHASMANTHIUM latifolium. The intriguing flat flowers of ‘Wood Oats’ are green on opening and persist in winter when they become copper flushed. Admire them in the garden or better still, pick them for the house.

Images at the top of the page are ©Gardens Illustrated / Sharon Pearson