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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:20 pm    Post subject: New herbaceous border Reply with quote

Hi Everyone,

This is the year I am finally going to get around to creating a large herbaceous border. I have an area that is currently lawn that I am going to turn into this border. The area in question is approx. 8m long and I am going to make the border about 2m deep. The border will face south and is in sun most of the day, there is a young hedge behind it, and the soil is drained peat. I will be removing the turf and digging in some organic matter.
I would love to see some pics from anyone who has a similar border. and would love suggestions of your favourite plants that you couldn't be without.

Also I have read that people put maintenance paths through a deep border like this, Has anyone done this and how did you go about it, How big is the path, how far bac, what surface etc.

I am hoping to keep a journal of sorts on this thread.

Thank you,

Tommy

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in homestore today and they had some summer bulbs and perrinials. Got them all potted up in the greenhouse. Tree Lilyís, asiatic Lilyís, red hot pokers, nerines, and dahlias. Should be a good start. Have 4 thujias too for a backbone and plenty of divisions from last year. Now hopefully the weather will improve so I can start digging.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just had some seeds delivered today.
Coleus
Sunflowers
nasturtiums
African Marigolds
French Marigolds
Nigella
scabious
Rudbeckia Goldilocks
castor oil red, and green
miss willmots ghost
Cosmos
Callendula

and some Cannas,

Just thinking that the annuals would be handy this year for filling in some gaps while the perennials are growing in

next few weeks will be busy sowing
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're going for it TMAK hard and fast.
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