The grasses in the front garden are starting to flower and if the weather holds they should be absolutely wonderful during October – it is hard to believe that winter is just round the corner.
Calamagrostis Brachytricha is flowering abundantly – soft, feathery, pinkish flower heads which are quite ethereal. And I like the combination with the echinacea seed pods. The flowers will stand through the winter and then I will cut down hard in the spring.
Miscanthus Sinensis ‘Kleine Silberspinne’ is thicker and more luscious than ever before and the dark pinky-brown flower heads are just starting to rise above the leaves. The clumps are now in their fifth year and properly established. I will cut down in the early spring.
Stipa Gigantea has done well again, but the bergenias are starting to crowd the plant and I need to remove a few.
And the newly planted Carex Testacea which I have combined with Heuchera ‘Crême Brûlée and a purple sedum.
Luzula Nivea looks interesting.
Carex ‘Frosted Curls’ should also be fun!
The miscanthus are quite stunning and will only improve over the next month as the flowers come out. The garden has become quite ‘grassy’!