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Gardens Illustrated Magazine - - TRAVEL -

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’.

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