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Plant of the Week: Ornamental grasses
Graceful, elegant and imposing in the garden, grasses are a must-have in the garden. They're the perfect setting for other perennials, then from late summer send up spectacular plumes which add a magical touch to the winter garden when rimed with frost.
They're very low-maintenance, too. Evergreen grasses just need a comb through with your fingers in spring to remove dead thatch: these include Stipa gigantea with graceful oat-like flowerheads and Anemanthele lessoniana which turns orange, yellow and red in autumn. At the same time, prune deciduous types like tall, airy Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' and Deschampsia cespitosa to the ground to give new shoots room to grow.
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July fun schedule of free activities
Summer Holiday Play from 26 July - Summer Sports Carnival
A greenhouse is a real asset in a garden. It can be a beautiful building, for one thing: when the sun glints off the glass of a white-painted greenhouse filled with vibrantly colourful plants it'll always make you smile.
But it's also a wonderful way to expand your gardening beyond all…Read more »
Keep your container display looking a million dollars with a little TLC now to keep it going into late summer. Pull out early-flowering bedding and replace with late summer flowerers like dahlias, salvias and penstemons. Dead-head plants still going strong, then water thoroughly and give everything a good feed.