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Herbaceous border in June

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Some shots of my border in June Digitalis thapsi Amsonia tabernaemontana Thalictrum aquilegifolium Kniphofia 'John...

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pcw

6 Jul, 2019
Pcw

The garden early June

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I am really pleased how the majority of the garden is doing. Back in March/ April the front border looked like this: It...

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seaburngirl

11 Jun, 2019
Seaburngirl

Herbaceous border in may

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Some border plants Clematis chisianensis

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pcw

10 Jun, 2019
Pcw

Rejuvenation of a new border.

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We have wanted to do this for a long time......over the last 20 years the front border has been so time consuming and we...

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meadowland

18 Aug, 2018
Meadowland

Revamping a Border (Part 2)

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Back in May, I described how I replanted a border in the garden in readiness for our Open Garden in mid August. After lots...

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AndrewR

18 Aug, 2018
Andrewr

Revamping a Border (Part 1)

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This year, 'Devonia' will be open under the National Garden Scheme on 19th August. Naturally, I would like everything to...

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AndrewR

4 Jun, 2018
Andrewr

Starting the September clean up.

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I have started doing some proper tidying up of the borders. As it was going to be a hot day I decided to do one of the shade...

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seaburngirl

13 Sep, 2016
Seaburngirl

Sometimes It Works

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How often do we have an idea for the garden that comes off? I have been growing a mock orange, philadelphus purpurescens...

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AndrewR

18 Jun, 2015
Andrewr

Front Border mingle..

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Just to show you how it is looking at the moment..I must say,i am happy with what is in flower now,and still Fuchsias and...

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bloomer

25 Jun, 2014
Bloomer

Iris germanica - leading me down the garden path

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Pictured from left to right- Iris Boss Tweed, Prince Charming, (Laurel Park, Raj Brooke,Role Model, Sultans Palace and...

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siris

22 May, 2014
Siris

Newly Cut and All Ship Shape.

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A lovely sunny day , so what better way to spend it than cutting lawns and tidying the borders, hard work but a labour of...

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PANSYPOTTER

16 Apr, 2014
Pansypotter

Herbaceous borders at Parham, Sussex

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Visited Parham Gardens near Storrington, Sussex and took a few pictures of their series of well-stocked herbaceous borders...

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inverglen

29 Jul, 2012
Inverglen

Lady's Mantle Anyone....

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For those of you who have seen my walk round the garden blog,you will know about all the lavenders in my path borders.. ...

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rose1949

4 Sep, 2011
Rose1949

Help from the experts.

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When my Juniper died so suddenly, I decided to make use of my RHS membership, and I cut off three samples from one of the...

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spritzhenry

12 Aug, 2011
Spritzhenry

Mum's Front Border

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Well Mum's front border has certainly come on over the past month. What our original 'gardener' planted up with nothing but...

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dioritt

18 Jun, 2010
Dioritt

Work in progress

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I came home from work yesterday to find that Jim had started work on increasing one of the borders. I`d hinted at it for...

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labdancer51

23 Mar, 2010
Labdancer51

A Heather Border

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This is how My Heather Border looked in Jan 2008 when i started it !!! & this is 2 day Changed has`nt it...

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jacque

20 Nov, 2009
Jacque

A Year In The Life Of A Border

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One of the things we aspire to in the garden is something that looks good for as long as possible-from early spring through...

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AndrewR

15 Nov, 2009
Andrewr

New border -Part 2

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Our new front border has made some progress since my last blog. The painted log edging has been erected....weed suppressing...

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amblealice

1 Nov, 2009
Amblealice

It's been a while - new border in back garden

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Well, it's been a while since I wrote down how my garden was progressing, I have been really busy gardening and I got myself...

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AndreaRichter

30 Sep, 2009
Andrearichter

New Borders - Part 1

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Have been very busy over the last few weeks while we have been enjoying some fab. autumn weather. The rose bed is gone,...

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amblealice

30 Sep, 2009
Amblealice

My Tidyer Borders

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Iv Been Prunning ,Digging,Weeding,Moving Items & Planting Some Borders Over a Few Days all ready 4 some Spring Colour...

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jacque

29 Sep, 2009
Jacque

raised border walls

what should i build with? i was going to go with wood, layered planks with 2x2 stakes in the corners making them about two...

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kat_pink

22 Sep, 2009
Kat_pink

Through Henry's eyes....

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Henry thinks that my garden belongs to him. He goes out every morning and walks purposefully all round it, to make sure that...

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spritzhenry

19 Aug, 2009
Spritzhenry

August Is Here And Despite The Horrendously Strong Winds We've Had, The Late Perennials Are Doing Their Stuff! A Few Photos Of My Front Garden Borders On August 1st.

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Hello All, I've not been Around GOY much recently (busy with work and running my son around , so always exhausted, it seems)....

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paulthegardener

1 Aug, 2009
Paulthegardener

Now thats what I call a border.........

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These beautiful borders belong to Stoneleigh Abbey in Warwickshire. The roses were stunning, most of them were the old...

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Dottydaisy2

12 Jul, 2009
Dottydaisy2

Progress on Front garden

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Well, I guess everyone was set back a bit by the snow in February-our corner of the Cotswolds had quite a lot for quite a...

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fairweathergrower

29 Mar, 2009
Fairweathergrower

New Tropical Border in Back Garden...

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I think I mentioned i was making a new Tropical Border this year, I started a couple of weeks ago by painting the Nasty blue...

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youngdaisydee

15 Mar, 2009
Youngdaisydee

The Story of a border - update.

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Back in September last year, we had an Escallonia hedge riddled with brambles across the back of our small back garden. It...

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spritzhenry

18 May, 2008
Spritzhenry

The Story of a new border - continued.

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Back in September, we started to create a new border in our back garden, and I wrote a blog about it. I thought that I'd...

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spritzhenry

16 Oct, 2007
Spritzhenry

The Story of a New Border

When we moved here nearly three years ago, there was an Escallonia hedge between the back garden and the farm field. Unfortunately,...

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spritzhenry

30 Sep, 2007
Spritzhenry