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new border for boring garden

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 12:47

Thanks Caz W thats a great tip!  If they're not too expensive I will get annuals as I like the idea of lots of colour.

I've got a soil PH testing kit and am planning to use it at the weekend.... along with Ticthmarsh's book, coloured pencils and some graph paper.

Everyone has been so helpful and friendly, this is such a great site am so glad I posted

new border for boring garden

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 16:14
Thanks stephanotis that's a useful site.
Am keen on planting to attract wildlife so will also check out busy-lizzies suggestions.
The fence has small sections of trellis at the top so will definitely grow some climbers along part of it.

new border for boring garden

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 14:36
Thanks, will certainly get some bags of manure & compost to dig in before planting. Intention is to have lots of plants and flowers in front eventually but not decided on size or shape of borders yet. Thought I'd start by putting in 3 or 4 large bushy shrubs and go from there...

Would ideally like to buy large established plants (approx 2m height) to get instant privacy but worried about wasting ??'s on unsuitable choices. Am excited to get started so doing some planning whilst waiting for weather to improve!! Will check out Titchmarsh's book.

new border for boring garden

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 14:17
I can't attach a picture
Garden gets a lot of sun and is on clay soil but I haven't tested the ph yet.

new border for boring garden

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 14:10
I inherited a very boring garden with our new house which is basically just lawn. I have no gardening experience but would love to transform it over the next few years..... I will try to attach a picture.

So far we have replaced the fence between us and our neighbour & installed trellis to hide the shed. Next job is to create some privacy by planting along the new fence but I have no idea what to choose!! I'd like bushy evergreen base plants to create a backdrop and offer year round privacy... any advice?

Help with creating new border

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 21:42
I tried that in another area but the grass ended up just growing back in between the bulbs....

Help with creating new border

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 21:29
Hi, I moved house 3 years ago and the garden is rectangular and completely laid to lawn, with the exception of an apple tree at one side. So far I've been too frightened to do any proper planting as I've got no idea what I'm doing!! Anyway now I want to plant some shrubs along the boundary fence to provide some privacy from our neighbours... but I need to first create a border to put these in as I don't want difficulty mowing etc... I read the best way to stop grass growing through is to layer cardboard & newspaper over the selected area then cover with 4 inches of compost and then 4 inches of mulch. My question is will cats and foxes dig in this 'border' if I leave it for a month or so? I don't want it scattered around the garden, they already dig in my pots and planters. How can I stop this? Also it will take a long time to fill as I am on a budget so can only add 1 or 2 large shrubs a month Any advice would be welcome!
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