Over the last few days I have been digging out the contents of one of the Bold Borders, emptying it in preparation for its new guise as a grass border and buying the new contents to fill it, mostly from eBay. Yesterday I laid the pots out in position, and today got everything planted up.
I have to confess to not doing the detailed planning myself, instead adapting a sample border from Roger Grounds’ book ‘Gardening With Ornamental Grasses’ to fit the space. I seem to lack the confidence to build a border from scratch, knowing I have a tendency to just cram in as many as possible of the plants I would like – this doesn’t bode well for replanning the snowdrop border when the snowdrops have moved house, but I will cross that bridge in due course!
I have allowed for a degree of shade in the grass border, and the chosen grasses graduate in height from the tallest Miscanthus ‘Zebrinus’ in the back right, to the smaller carex at the front and left hand sides. Amongst the evicted contents that fill numerous pots out of view in these photos are a number of allium, and I haven’t yet decided whether to return these to the border to add interest amongst the grasses – any thoughts?