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my lawn is boring I'm now doin borders it's a new house.  I've dug the borders there's a fair bit of ru blue I've taken out.  I want to plant things in there.  Any ideas 


  • You need to improve the soil. The easiest way to do this is to get cheap compost from Wilco’s for £3/£4 and fish blood and bone for £1.50.  

    You can plant bare root stuff, like roses, now, but you will need to wait until spring before most things start turning up in the shops.  :) 

  • SueAtooSueAtoo Posts: 328

    Very much depends on sun/shade/soil type, backed by fencing/wall, what size of bed, against a fence or island beds, what sort of plants you like and what sort of "feel' are you looking for. Formal or cottage/ all year interest will probably need some shrubs, evergreens and perennials, or a blaze of colour from late spring to autumn with perennials and annuals. Gardeners World mag often has border suggestions or try the library for garden design books. Get some paper and coloured pencils and make lists of plants/colours and time of flowering if flowers are what you like. Good luck, I think it's easier with a blank canvas than a pre-existing garden.

    East Dorset, new (to me) rather neglected garden.
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