Hi there -can anyone help me identify this grass:
And also this plant - it was a good 6 foot tall, but looked to be herbaceous rather than a shrub:
That herbaceous plant is Phytolacca americana, wonderful thing. Don't eat the berries.
And Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra', I can't keep that
Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra': I had that in my border for 2 years, but had to remove it as it spread like mad, for me it's a thug!
Luurve the grass.
Many thanks - I knew you would come up trumps. OH wanted me to go and hunt out the owner of the garden - I told him I knew a better way !!
Sorry, Verdun! I do like grasses, but I guess it makes a difference if you've got huge borders. Mine are only about 4 ft wide and the one the grass was in was only 8 ft long, so not enough room for a mixed border and the grass creeping through it all as well.
Japanese blood grass.