Pampas grass is currently enjoying a fashionable come-back, featured in Instagram shoots and glossy home magazines. This large ornamental grass is in flower right now and if you have the space for it and can put up with its razor-sharp leaves, it's certainly a spectacular garden addition.
Pampas grass was popular in the 70s and growing it by your front door came to be seen as an indication of the home-owner's relaxed sexual preferences. Sales of the grass plummeted after that, but I think we can safely plant it again now without getting too many unwanted knocks at the door.
What's in the posy?
Pampas grass, sedum, dill, carnation, helichrysum, lisianthus, basil mint, pittosporum, hops, aster, heather, geranium.
Rose-scented geranium, basil mint, dill, carnation.