In search of garden grasses

In search of garden grasses

Last week I went on a truly amazing High Summer Garden Tour to West Sussex, designed and delivered by garden lover and specialist Sarah Raven and her colleague Melanie… First stop was the Sussex Prairie Garden at Henfield – Paul and Pauline McBride’s eight-acre plot...
Wildflowers welcome!

Wildflowers welcome!

I just happened to be in Herefordshire the weekend garden writer Dr Noel Kingsbury and Jo Elliot opened their garden and grass meadows for the National Garden Scheme, and what an unexpected delight it was! The garden explores the borders between the wild and the...
Walking the High Line!

Walking the High Line!

I have read so much about New York City’s re-invented, re-planted goods railway line – that to be walking along it was like a dream. I could hardly believe I was there last week. The High Line is a long and winding park – a place for walking and a place for reflection...
When is a lawn, not a lawn?

When is a lawn, not a lawn?

I saw grass specialist Neil Lucas the other day at the Hertfordshire Group of the Hardy Plant Society  talking about the use of grass in gardens in California and Las Vegas. I have never been to the west coast of America, but Neil told us that new houses are still...
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