Carex Everest
Carex grayii
Elijah Blue
Fisher's Form
Gold Bar
Hordeum jubatum
Intense Blue
Japanese Blood Grass
Milk Chocolate
Milium Effusum Aureum
Prairie Fire
Splended Star
Unicine Rubra

Ornamental grasses were probably the first plant that we really began to specialise in. Annette (AF Garden Solutions) built the first grasses bed, utilising rocks that had been dug up elsewhere and using a power washer on them to get them as white as possible. After a short time we soon exhausted the space allocated for the grasses and so we decided to double the size of the bed which was duly done by Malcolm & Kath (my brother and his wife).

We lost three grasses over the 2011/12 Winter and are not sure why – it may just be that as this was the first complete bed to be done we were too inexperienced to know exactly what we were buying and probably didn't really look at what was suitable for our soil.

Over the 2012/13 Winter we lost Lagorus ovatus. Below, however, are the ones which we currently have.



Carex 'Everest'
Marple Garden Centre
May 2013 – £7.99

Although this was marked up at £7.99 it was actually free of charge as a special offer which Marple Garden Centre had on – spend £40 or more and select a plant from a choice of approximately 8, all marked up at £7.99, free of charge!



Milium 'Effusum Aureum'
Marple Garden Centre
May 2013 – £7.99




Hakonechloa macra Alboaurea


Hakonechloa macra 'Alboaurea'Bents Garden Centre
£8.99 – 8th June, 2011

This hardy Japanese grass brings elegance to the garden with its brightly coloured foliage


Carex grayiiCarex grayii

Carex grayii
Eversley Nursery

Sputnik grass – forms a mound of dark green foliage with attractive spiky seed heads.


Carex morrowii Fisher's Form



Carex morrowii 'Fisher's Form'




Libertia goldfinger



Libertia goldfinger

Bents Garden Centre
£12.99 – 8th June, 2011



Festuca glauca Intense Blue


Festuca glauca 'Intense Blue'
Bents Garden Centre
£19.99 – 8th June, 2011

It is fully hard and produces its pinicles in the spring. It keeps its intense blue colour throughout the year.


Imperata cylindrica Red Baron Japanese blood grass



Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'
Japanese blood grass
Oak Tree Nursery

Foliage gradually turning red. Height 40cm.



Carex flagelliferra milk chocolate



Carex flagelliferra 'Milk Chocolate'
Eversley Nursery

Everygreen milk chocolate brown grass.



Ophiotegum pladicarus Nigrescens



Ophiotegum pladicarus 'Nigrescens'




Carex testacea Prairie Fire



Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire'Eversley Nursery

Orange sedge, a fine mould of dark green suffused with orange foliage. Orange colour intensifying in autumn/winter.



Cordeteria selloama Splended Star



Cordateria selloama 'Splended Star'




Ornamental grass Ornamental grass

Unknown - awaiting identification!




Hordeum jubatum Hordeum jubatum

Hordeum jubatum
Daisy Roots

Wavy clumps of whispy squirrel tail like flower heads with gorgeous pinky tint to them. 45cm



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