Right, clockwise from top left
1 Chard and fennel stand in the winter vegetable garden, before the ground is cleared in spring. 2 The view from the grass garden to the thatched roofs of neighbouring farms. Planting includes Pennisetum massaicum ‘Red Bunny Tails’, Kalimeris incisa, Miscanthus sinensis ‘Sarabande’, Pennisetum orientale ‘Karley Rose’, Molinia caerulea ‘Heidebraut’ and Deschampsia cespitosa. 3 Topiary cubes of yew contrast with the soft shape of Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gracillimus’. 4 The spherical flowerheads of Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ remain attractive long after the blooms fade. 5 A large pond in the grass garden is home to waterlilies and wildlife. Carex pendula grows in the foreground, with the 3m-tall Miscanthus x giganteus visible in the background. 6 The garden around the house is formal, with a knot garden made from two types of box: the plain green Buxus sempervirens and the cream and green Buxus sempervirens ‘Elegans’.