How to design and plant up a border

Planning a new border for your garden? Find out how to start, in Monty's video guide.

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Where do you start when planting up a new border? Monty Don explains how to plan out your planting to create a successful, well-balanced display. You’ll pick up lots of tips on effective ways to group plants, how to cope with different heights and growth habits, and how to ensure you’ve got the layout right before you actually plant.