PLANT OF THE MONTH
Bowles golden sedge
This beautiful golden sedge is one of the many plants named after the horticulturist and writer EA Bowles, who discovered it growing wild in Norfolk in the late 19th century. In spring it produces spikes of brown feathery flowers along with its vibrant yellow leaves which have a thin green edge. They form an arching clump around 60cm high and wide. It’s ideal for damp or wet sites in the garden grown in full sun or partial shade; it also looks good grown in a container or in conjunction with a water feature.