Not just something dull that needs endless mowing Sue Whigham exhalts the subtle effects of feature grasses in borders and for striking autumn colour.

In 1871 William Morris travelled down from London to see a house near Lechlade and fell instantly in love with the place. It was the house he had seen in a dream. We recently visited and could understand how he must have felt when he first saw Kelmscott Manor.

Barley ripening in a quintessentially English landscape

Barley ripening in a quintessentially English landscape

grasses

There is an enormous choice of ornamental grasses to choose from

Grasses can provide a simple backdrop for flowers

Grasses can provide a simple backdrop for flowers

Fountain grass

Fountain grass is a deciduous grass and has lovely dark green foliage and catkin like flowers which turn gold in the autumn, adding to a long period of interest

Hakonechloa macra

Hakonechloa macra arrives on the scene in early April when its bright yellow leaves appear above the ground, and then progresses on through into autumn

(Instant) Climbers

Sue Whigham explores a need for speed...

A Changing Climate

Jennifer Stuart-Smith takes a look at how gardeners are having to adapt to extreme weather conditions. Whether you are a farmer, fisherman or gardener, there’s little point battling Mother Nature. She always has the upper hand. So, rather than railing...

A Courting Couple

The courtyard gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show this year were, as usual, incredibly popular with the public. Once the Show was in full swing it was hard to get near them to admire the sheer ingenuity, imagination and love...