I love quaking grass or Briza media. I love the way it bobs around in the slightest of summer breezes and the way it turns a golden buff colour as it matures. I even love the way it obliging re-sows itself for the following year.Continue reading
Traditionally, lawns are cut between March and October, when the weather is mild enough for the grass to grow. But there is no hard and fast rule about when to give your lawn it’s first cut of the season, it depends on the weather conditions in your area and the type of soil you have.
Once you plant Briza media in your garden, you will always have it, because it does seed itself about! I don’t mind though, it’s easy to identify the seedlings and pull up any you don’t require. I love how Quaking grass dances in the slightest breeze – it does make it tricky to photograph though! This photo shows the colour of the young grass, it turns a beautiful straw colour later on. I always cut some of the young grass to dry and use in flower arrangements. To dry, just collect the stems, tie loosely together and hang upside down until dry.
Briza media is a gorgeous edition to any cottage garden border bringing movement and changing colour throughout the growing season and is pest free.