Posted: 26/05/2016 at 19:53
If the ground stays quite damp, that gives you more scope. It really depends what you want to grow too, and what direction the bed would face. The adage 'right plant, right place' is a valid one. No point trying to grow sun lovers for instance, if they won't get any!
Preparing the ground is important too. Make a clear, designated area for your border with some form of solid edging to keep the grass at bay. If it's previously been grass or uncultivated in any way, you need to dig in a good bit of compost and manure to give it some nourishment. A general fertiliser like Blood, Fish and Bone when you put plants in will get them off to a good start. Water well and mulch with more compost or bark to keep moisture in, and then keep an eye on the plants till they establish.