Briza media

Lesser quaking grass

Ideal in containers, but as happy studding a hot, dry, sunny border, planted with traditional herbaceous plants (look terrific with Hemerocallis); handy in large swathes as ground cover; super for growing on difficult dry banks or rock and gravel gardens, and naturalises well

Lucy Summers - Greenfingers Guides

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: any well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May to August
  • Flower colour: green becoming straw-coloured when ripe
  • Other features: the dried flower heads are useful for flower- arrangements; pale green leaves becoming straw-coloured
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A mat-forming evergreen grass with purplish-tinted, green leaves. In summer locket-shaped, green-purple flowers, which fade to buff, hang from wory branches. Lovely in wildflower meadows, their flowers are excellent for drying.

  • Garden care: Cut down to the ground in late winter before the new foliage appears.

Achillea 'Moonshine'

yarrow

Lovely, large sulphur-yellow flowers

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Knautia macedonica

knautia

Crimson, pincushion-like flowers

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Erigeron karvinskianus

Mexican fleabane

Daisy like flowers turn from white to pink

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Astrantia 'Hadspen Blood'

masterwort

Sultry, dark red flowers

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Decorative seed heads for the autumn garden

As the days shorten, the autumn sun sinks a little lower every day and begins to backlight the borders, picking up detail and silhouette. There’s plenty to enjoy,- seed heads, in autumnal shades of brown and silver take centre stage, often lasting until m

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