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

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

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

Herbaceous border with pink, blue and white colour scheme. Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica, Clematis recta, Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant', Delphiniums, Veronica spictum, Magnolia x loebneri.

Herbaceous border with pink, blue and white colour scheme. Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica, Clematis recta, Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant', Delphiniums, Veronica spictum, Magnolia x loebneri.

Delicate blooms in pink, white, and purple nearly cover the antique urn in this English garden at Wollerton Old Hall. Photo by Clive Nichols Garden Photography.:

Delicate blooms in pink, white, and purple nearly cover the antique urn in this English garden at Wollerton Old Hall. Photo by Clive Nichols Garden Photography.:

A friends beautiful herbaceous border

A friends beautiful herbaceous border

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

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

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...

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