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29/01/2013 at 17:26
Yep I agree about widening that border.....narrow ones are frustratingly hard to maintain. One thing though.......I am now removing many large shubs to accommodate more pleasing arrangements with perennials, small shrubs and grasses. If you widen your border wild cosmos I would grow annuals to occupy spaces between some....just a few......chosen plants and then LEARN. Learn about plants, see what you like and season by season and select these
29/01/2013 at 17:30
Yep I agree about widening that border.....narrow ones are frustratingly hard to maintain. One thing though.......I am now removing many large shubs to accommodate more pleasing arrangements with perennials, small shrubs and grasses. If you widen your border wild cosmos I would grow annuals to occupy spaces between some....just a few......chosen plants and then LEARN. Learn about plants, see what you like and season by season and select these . Get a good reference book like Readers Digest Garden Plants and Flowers, visit garden centres see what you like then read up about them before you buy. Little by little you will build up a good knowledge and zeal
30/01/2013 at 19:54

...everyone...thank you so very much....I love all the care you all give.....roll on spring....by then I'll have decided

xx

 

30/01/2013 at 19:55
Pics of the end result !!!
07/02/2013 at 13:16

Hi Wildcosmos, I've recently moved to a new home and the garden has needed a lot of work, but like yours, it's long and narrow. I don't know if you're looking to just fill a border, in which case what I'm about to write will be useless, but have you thought about a very small tree for planting two thirds of the way down on the lawn? I only ask, as the problem with a long narrow garden is that the eye has a long, long, way to focus and the sides can be blurred in the peripheral part of the eyes vision. Also, having a border down one side can look a bit lopsided. A small tree would help catch the eyes attention, break up the distance of a long garden and give the illusion of a wider garden. I know in mine I'm going to have a couple of acers either side of one another near the fence lines and one ahead, just to break the shape of the garden up. To give you an idea, my garden is about 70ish foot by 18 foot.

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