Kirsty Grocott decided to emulate plantsman and designer Piet Oudolf when creating a new garden, composed entirely of herbaceous perennials such as the echinacea and perovskia pictured here, and many grasses. This border is typical of the style, featuring the grass Stipa gigantea (top right), Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Blue Spire’ (middle), fennel (top left), sedum (front middle) and foxglove seedheads (middle left).

Photograph: Jonathan Buckley for the Guardian