Creating stunning borders is the highlight of having a garden. Seeing them in full bloom is what makes the hours of

How to Create a Herbaceous Border on a Budget

Creating stunning borders is the highlight of having a garden. Seeing them in full bloom is what makes the hours of

Perennial growing height is important. Taller plants for the back of the border include Lillies, Acanthus, Delphiniums, Lavatera (Tree Mallow), Echinops (Globe Thistle) and Red Hot Pokers. Hollyhocks and Foxgloves give a real cottage garden look to your borders.

How to: plant a herbaceous perennial border

Perennial growing height is important. Taller plants for the back of the border include Lillies, Acanthus, Delphiniums, Lavatera (Tree Mallow), Echinops (Globe Thistle) and Red Hot Pokers. Hollyhocks and Foxgloves give a real cottage garden look to your borders.

Herbaceous border at Oxford University. Pic credit: Timothy Walker

Herbaceous border at Oxford University. Pic credit: Timothy Walker

Full, bright border with contrasting colours

How to Create a Herbaceous Border on a Budget

Full, bright border with contrasting colours

Verbena and Cosmos. Verbena bonariensis, flowering season August-October. Likes the sun.

Verbena and Cosmos. Verbena bonariensis, flowering season August-October. Likes the sun.

Herbaceous Border: Easy herbaceous border to the sandy soil and full sun .... also withstands wind

Herbaceous Border: Easy herbaceous border to the sandy soil and full sun .... also withstands wind

Out wandering around the chateau, because, let's face it. Madeline MEANDERS.

Out wandering around the chateau, because, let's face it. Madeline MEANDERS.

This once formal garden has been turned into a cottage garden by tucking flowers between the sculpted shrubs...

Summer Cottage Garden Plan

This once formal garden has been turned into a cottage garden by tucking flowers between the sculpted shrubs...

Belinda's Flower Garden sowing flowers now for spring

Belinda's Flower Garden sowing flowers now for spring

Stunning colourful garden border

How to Create a Herbaceous Border on a Budget

Stunning colourful garden border

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