I love the use of low-growing ground cover to define a garden path. This one is a mown path through the wildflower meadow at Great Dixter leading to a gate. Buttercups and Ox eye daisies, Leucanthemum vulgare
With a nod to garden designer Piet Oudolf, we planted this border of perennial grasses, mixed with rudbeckia and echinacea for extra color. If you want a dramatic, easy-care display of plants, its hard to beat ornamental grasses.
How to grow the best bulbs for spring. Jewelled lawn, Tulipa saxatilis (Bakeri Group) 'Lilac Wonder', Tulipa humilis 'Persian Pearl', Tulipa praestans and Muscari armeniacum 'Cupido' naturalised in lawn