Posted: 14/12/2014 at 19:03
I think deeper beds are easier than narrow ones. I have a few large beds and they are highly satisfying to me.
yep, eradicate every possible perennial weed first. then determine your soil......not just ph but heavy or light,,warm or cold, free draining or not. Then get to know the plants that will potentially THRIVE there. A plant placed out of its comfort zone will jar and spoil the overall look. Decide not just on colour but shapes, heights and compatability. The odd group of 3 or more adds solidity. Decide what flowers when to ensure overlapping and continuous colour from flower and foliage not forgetting winter and autumn.
I understand why stepping stones are advocated but they are not for me. I simply do not like them and feel mulching materials are a better use of the space.