Gardening with Phyl Boyce

Gardening: ‘Put in the hard work now for that summer border’
The idea behind a herbaceous border is to create blocks of colour with different plants jumbled together to mature into intriguing collages of colour and texture. The secret to a colourful border is to pick plants that flower from early summer to late autumn. Summer flowering bulbs such as lilies, canna, dahlias and gladioli can be used to produce splashes of colour at critical times during the summer. These bulbs can be planted directly into ground or left in pots and placed strategically in the border to create dramatic impact and to jazz up established perennial plantings.

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