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Recent Visit to Kew Gardens

Posted by Jonathan Gregory on January 18, 2022

Manuel Cover, our Plantsman and lead gardener has a few words on his visit this summer to RHS Kew gardens.

“Grasses, grasses and grasses – What a beautiful end-of-summer memory at kew Gardens, a lot to see and discover while walking along the routes and inside the wonderful greenhouses, if I have to choose a moment of the visit that struck me most certainly the Grass Garden. I love the Poaceae and this is now clear, at that moment they were at their maximum flowering and some were now maturing by changing colours and shapes. I want to share with you this wonderful trilogy of grasses: Stipa ichu, Calamagrostis brachytricha and Miscanthus sinensis. We will see some winter aspects further on.”

Grasses are becoming a integral part of many plant designs due to their resilience to tough weather conditions such as prolonged drought conditions in the summer – and also their ability to thrive without much care, attention or maintenance. They also offer very unique and characteristic winter interest to commercial and domestic properties.

 

To discuss how you can incorporate grasses and perennial borders in your property give us a call today!

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