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How To Plan A Herbaceous Border

  • Published on: 11 September 2019
  • By: Office Department

A herbaceous border is a collection of perennials that are closely grouped to create a dramatic, colourful and structural show. We share some ideas on how to create a perfect border which will be an eye catching spectacle that will last throughout the summer.

After removing all the weeds and large stones, add a balanced fertilizer and dig in lots of organic matter, manure and compost. Leave it for a couple of weeks to settle down and then level the soil. 

How To Choose Spring Bulbs For Early Colour

  • Published on: 11 September 2019
  • By: Office Department

Spring flowering bulbs brighten the garden from when snow is on the ground right through to the sunlit early summer. Here is our guide to achieving a marvellous display of colour to herald in the new year.

Go to your local garden centre now and you'll find a wide selection of bulbs to be planted in the autumn for wonderful colour next spring. 

Delicate snowdrops and crocuses, dazzling yellow daffodils and elegant tulips will all celebrate the arrival of spring next year with a fantastic display.

A Guide To Growing Poppies

  • Published on: 11 September 2019
  • By: Office Department

Sometimes in the countryside you can turn a corner and ….stop dead in your tracks. Poppies, thousands of them, are an arresting sight, dazzling in their intensity, charismatic and evocative. Carpeting huge areas in an ethereal mist of paper thin petals, painting the landscape crimson red.

For your garden there are dozens of oriental poppies (papaver orientale) to choose from, many different shapes, sizes and textures. They have been grown in this country since the 1700s with more interesting varieties introduced from the start of and throughout the last century.

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