Plump and juicy – that’s how I like the ornamental grasses. The calamagrostis Karl Foeresters had a cracking winter. Lots of rain in the late autumn and they just hunkered down during the worst of the snow. This is the calamagrostis planted as a tiddler last year. It does get more of the watering in this area as the hose reaches this one plant quite easily. I have to haul onto 200 feet of hose to reach the rest, so they are smaller. But this shows just what a bit of moisture and tlc can do. I can’t wait to see it flower in summer.
Flowering is what is happening in the pennisetum bank. But it’s not the grasses that are putting on a show. I didn’t get round to weeding this bank before the blast of wildflower growth in April. And then just decided to let it go. Some of the plants are very fetching – particularly the digitalis. But I will need to climb in here and try and see how many pennisetums there are alive. If all goes well I will add more of my mighty eragrostis plants to this bank and see if they can add some stature and structure to a rather blank bank.