This Customer has a number of beds that run down to the river, and so the water table is pretty high – especially during the winter months.
We’ve tried a lot of different plants in this location, but what’s done surprisingly well is Pennisetum otherwise known as Fountain Grass.
The mass of bristly bottlebrush spikes held upright or arching, like fountains, above slender, elegant foliage distinguishes Pennisetum from other grasses.
The blooms are typically creamy or biscuit-color, some with pink or burgundy highlights, and many of them retain their appeal throughout autumn and into the winter.
Ken’s Weekly Tips – Molinia – A wonderful ornamental grass
I'm a fan of ornamental grass, and Molinium is my favourite. If you're thinking of adding Molinium to your garden, be careful with what you chose.
Ken’s Weekly Tip – Pruning a Hornbeam hedge
With mid-green foliage with deep veins and serrated edged leaves that turning coppery-brown in autumn, you must keep on top of pruning a Hornbeam.
The flowers have gone, but what’s left behind looks great
The flowers may have gone but the seeds on these plants are so attractive it would be a shame to cut them.
An Update From the Veg Plot
The slugs and caterpillars continue to thrive after what has been a very wet Summer, leaving my red cabbage feature looking very sorry for itself.
Looking to maintain a garden border, and keep your garden looking gorgeous?
It maybe Autumn, but the flowers in this border demonstrate that with careful planning and the right maintenance, gardens just keep giving.
Gardening With Ken – Aeonium. A stunning plant that looks to be made of metal.
You'll find most Aeoniums as house plants but this specimen is planted in a regular garden amongst Sedum. It really does look stunning.