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Gorgeous grasses - Diarmuid Gavin on the best ornamental grasses for autumn

In early autumn, the contemporary garden takes on different textures and colours as a new palette of plants matures. It's peak time for many of the ornamental grasses that have started flowering and will continue to do so well into deepest winter. Some, such as Miscanthus, will look superb almost through to spring, standing tall with flowerheads that remain intact, albeit fading to silver. I don't cut these back until around March or April, as they are still providing good interest in the garden before the spring perennials really take off.




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