Posted: 14/12/2014 at 19:06
Neil. There is nothing special or difficult to grow in there, all grown from seeds and bare root plants, then divided, I should have a spectacular show of geraniums next year thanks to Bekkie and others, and lots of seeds to in for a change.
That border was only planted up in Spring 2012, yours will grow on very quickly once you make a start, keep us posted with before and after pics.
Heres that bed in Spring/early summer, the main thing is to keep it full, set some seeds in March/april time for the following year, dig it well, plenty of compost or well rotted farmyard manure, put some daffs in for winter colour, unless you have lots of money spare, a border like that will take time because you cant just put one of anything in, it has to be a group of at least three.
Thats why mine is all seeds, cuttings and bare roots. Ask around, neighbours may have some bits for you, check on the internet so you know how tall they will grow.
Parkers do some good bargains like 30 plants for 10 pounds. Or similar.
Dont ever get dis heartened, dont make a chore of it, enjoy it and marvel in what you grow and it will reward you.
Later I will show the border we only just dug up this Spring. Dont want to hog your thread!! Just so enthusiastic.