Verdun


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Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 21:38

I agree...an itsy bitsy bit of grass is silly.  

Sketch some designs...to scale.....and be objective.  However lawns are something to own and feature

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 21:04

But an area of grass is soooooo nice.  The smell on new mown grass, the green sward to play and sit on. an area of grass sets everything off.  

I'm trying to imagine my own garden without  lawns.......Lifeless. bland esp in winter.  

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 20:09

Island beds would look odd I think.  Convenrional borders surrounding the lawn would look good.....get some curves too. for me every border meeds a mixture of all year round colour etc.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 20:05

Little Carlow has the reputation of hurting your eyes Ksthy so wear your eclipse specs 

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 19:11

Its trial and error, plus choosing plants you really like, plants that fit your conditions.  Making narrow borders bigger over time is not ideal.  Choose as large an area as poss with regard to the size of plot and whatever else you want in your garden.  

i would choose a few plants you like at first and use a lot of fillers like annuals and biennials.  Gradually you can divide plants to make an impact group.

consider heights of perennials too....lots of tall varieties....and foliage as well as colour.   Also to associate colours and shapes.  To consider plants that look good in winter too 

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 18:50

Difficult and silly to give exact measurements really as it depends on garden size and compatability

however, narrow borders result in straight or formal dot plants.  Plants do not grow as well either.

a wide border gives depth of planting, a sense of lushness and tiers of Plants.  My borders range from 8' to more than 20'.  Plants an be grown big and out of season varieties can be obscured.  

( assuming you mean width of border rarher than depth of soil) 

 

Deep borders

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 18:48

Difficult and silly to give exact measurements really as it depends on garden size and compatability

however, narrow borders result in straight or formal dot plants.  Plants do not grow as well either.

a wide border gives depth of planting, a sense of lushness and tiers of Plants.  My borders range from 8' to more than 20'.  Plants an be grown big and out of season varieties can be obscured.  

 

 

Tree Fern

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 17:47

003she, the growing tip is the crucial thing.  In a greenhouse have fleece handy to wrap top loosely if temps get low. ,

Bamboo

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 15:54

It is a runner Macava......its a risk for sure 

What'll I do with me hostas

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 15:31

Bread knife for me too .......hostas seem to thrive on regular division and it keeps them compact.  Hostas grow so fast usually

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