Category Archives for Garden Beds

Garden Scents and Fragrances

MIDSUMMER SCENTS MIDSUMMER AIR is perfumed with bewitching scents carried on gentle breezes. Bees murmur throughout long, dreamy days and borders are over-run with fragrant blooms. Dianthus ‘Gravetye Gem’ – All the pinks enjoy an open, free draining site. 20 … Continue reading

13. April 2017 by admin
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Preparing to Plant Your Herbaceous Borders

Preparation Ground preparation is best done in late summer, so that the ground has time to settle again before planting. Because perennials stay in the ground, once the border has been planted no major cultural operations can be undertaken. Thorough … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by admin
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Annuals, Biennials and Perennials for Your Garden Beds and Borders

Perennials Perennials are plants which die to ground level every winter, and shoot again in the spring. Each year they grow wider and produce a greater and greater quantity of bloom. Their main uses are in herbaceous and mixed borders. … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by admin
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Herbaceous Beds and Borders

In most temperate climate gardens the herbaceous border is the main source of colour from May till September. Certainly there is no other form of border from which so much colour can be obtained over so long a period, and … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by admin
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Garden Beds: The Herbaceous Border

A profusion of blooms The herbaceous border is the focal point for colour in the garden. With a constant procession of perennials coming into flower, the border is an ever-changing spectrum of beautiful shades. Planning is the key to a … Continue reading

22. August 2011 by admin
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Marking Out Beds and Borders

The various flower beds or borders play a very important part in the garden layout and these must be constructed as neatly as possible. This is especially important where the beds are sited in the lawn and neat outlines or … Continue reading

14. August 2011 by admin
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