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.

TEST Barley ripening in a quintessentially English landscape

Barley ripening in a quintessentially English landscape

TEST grasses

There is an enormous choice of ornamental grasses to choose from

TEST Grasses can provide a simple backdrop for flowers

Grasses can provide a simple backdrop for flowers

TEST 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

TEST 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

In the Night Garden

Jo Arnell explains how to make the most of your outdoor space once darkness falls Some enchanted evening you may see me outside – mainly searching for slugs in the garden, because the cool hours of night are when they...

Contain your excitement

Jen Stuart-Smith discusses how to get creative with your pots and planters My love affair with plants started with houseplants when I was a child. As my bedroom windowsill overflowed – resulting, occasionally, in waking up with compost under my...

More than just a pretty face

Jen Stuart-Smith explores the multiple uses of some easy-to-grow garden favourites When you grow flowers for their beauty, shape and colour it can be easy to forget all the other qualities they have to offer. Some are edible, others provide...