Grasses continue to be hugely fashionable and popular with almost all gardeners, probably due to the ease of cultivation and the instant impact provided. Most grasses need no special treatment and will be happy on the majority of soils, acid or alkaline with a sunny open position. Some will grow in the shade; others in wet conditions and even dry shade.
Divisions and cutting back is best done in the Spring for deciduous varieties, whilst the evergreens may need some thinning at this time. A peat or soil based compost with added fertiliser will keep grasses grown in pots healthy.There are of course, hundreds to choose from, so we have made a selection of some of the best garden plants for you to try.