Chelsea Flower Show 2014 – People’s Choice Award: Hope on the Horizon

No doubt spurred on by TV talent shows, where the audience as well as expert judges get a vote, the RHS introduced People’s Choice awards at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2010. These awards reflect entirely the opinions of the public and are awarded in the Show, Fresh and Artisan categories. Triumphant in the show garden category this […]

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Glorious Goodnestone, Part II: Graceful Grasses

I have to admit I am not terribly well informed when it comes to grasses. My vocabulary extends about as far as Stipa and Dechampsia but not far beyond, so those of you who don’t care for Latin names can read on without fear of being bamboozled. Sadly, neither of our gardens offers the space […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Stipa gigantea

Grasses come into their own in late summer, their feathery plumes rendered golden in the lowering sunlight. King of all the garden grasses is Stipa gigantea, the giant feather grass, which alongside Verbena bonariensis classes as the best of all architectural perennials. Given space to develop a wide shuttlecock of seed heads, Stipa gigantea will […]

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