Grassy Knoll

Knoll Gardens, Dorset

Neil Lucas, grass expert and owner of Knoll Gardens in Dorset, says that grasses look best backlit by the sun. And of course he’s right. He couldn’t have asked for better weather for his grass masterclass last week – the sun was dancing on the flowerheads of the grasses, the shadows of trees were lengthening on the lawns and the entire garden was aglow with autumn colour. If a visit there doesn’t convince you to grow more grasses in your garden, I don’t know what will.