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Gardening tips: plant tufted hairgrass | Life and style

Plus: it’s time to thin out any hardy self-seeded annuals – then relax with a visit to the Great Dorset Plant Fair

Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’ is a blond, airy perennial.Photograph: Christina Bollen/Alamy

Plant this Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’, or tufted hairgrass, is a blond, airy perennial that stays helpfully compact, at about 80cm tall, and is evergreen to boot.