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DamoH
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:43 am    Post subject: Preparing a flower bed Reply with quote

Hello.
I am about to turn a part of my lawn into a flower bed.... What is the best way to prepare this area? i.e. to remove the grass and prepare the soil. I am thinking of planting box hedging and boarder plants.
Want a weed and grass free area so any advice greatly appreciated...

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will find loads of info in this piece I wrote DamoH ......Planting perennial borders.
Any other queries then ask away as I am sure the other members and I will be able to help.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bed will wrap around a fountain (see attached pic)... so it will be a circumference of approx 4metre. I am thinking of a star shape with rounded corners for ease of mowing, but I am undecided of what to plant... I will read through your Planting perennial borders. as it looks great!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DamoH wrote:
The bed will wrap around a fountain (see attached pic)... so it will be a circumference of approx 4metre. I am thinking of a star shape with rounded corners for ease of mowing


Very swish fountain Very Happy DamoH. Ease of mowing and star shapes are not something I would put together. Maybe try to mow a star shape around the fountain and see how you get on. That may make up you mind.

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