Molinia makes a wonderful ornamental grass, and there are two basic types of Molinia. Molinia caerulea which grows to about a metre or so tall, and the Molinia caerulea aurundinacea which can grow considerably higher – as you can see in this video.
If you’re planning on planting Molinia, good for you – just make sure you plant the right one for your garden!
Ken’s Weekly Tips – How to create an established hedge. Fast!
Hedges can take an age to become established, but Bob and I planted this hedge in record time. Find out how we did it.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – Pennisetum – The plant that will tolerate a lot!
Pennisetum forms a compact low mound, and it produces lasting brush-like flowers in late summer, and it works brilliantly in these beds.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – Don’t turf a new lawn in hot weather
New turf can't survive in hot weather UNLESS it's watered enough. Take a look at the sorry state of this newly laid lawn.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – 29th June
The veg plot is doing well, but we not totally pest free. Something has got to the peas and the slugs are proving to be fond of the beans.
Gardening With Ken – Why not visit the Dry Garden at RHS Hyde Hall, Essex?
The Dry Garden at Hyde Hall in Essex has some beautiful planting options suitable for any garden. The best bit? Many need little if any watering!
Ken’s Weekly Tips – 13th June
All gardens need pollinators such as bees and insects, and you'll find many are attracted to lavender. Find a suitable spot, and get some planted.