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Do the kits include the plants?

No, this is so you can source the plants when needed. The design incorporates a mixture of perennial flowers and evergreen shrubs. The kits were created to help everyone achieve a beautiful border regardless of their budget. So if you want to buy a mixture of juvenile and mature plants to stretch your budget, you can. Equally if you want to take cuttings and sow seeds to create your own border that way, then you can do that too. Also if the plan recommends a white flowering plant, and you prefer the pink version, it’s your choice. The plans are created to give you the knowledge and confidence to plant your own garden beautifully.

What if my border is larger than 3m x 1m?

If your border is only slightly larger, just leave more space between the plants. However, if it is considerably larger, your border plan has been designed so you can easily duplicate it, repeating the plants to fill the space you have. This creates a cohesive look that is restful to the eye.

I have a circular border, can I use your design?

Yes! Just put the three architectural plants in the centre of the border and put the smaller plants around the edge. You may need to buy additional plants from the list to fill any gaps, or you could use bulbs and seasonal bedding. Plants look better in groups of odd numbers, such as 3s or 5s.

How do I create a raised bed?

Sometimes the soil can be very difficult to dig, and a raised bed is the perfect solution. Once built, a raised bed is easy to maintain, and can be filled with fresh, nutritious compost that’s perfect for establishing new plants. Raised beds can be placed directly on to soil or a hard landscaping material, which means you can create a beautiful garden no matter what space is available. Look out for kits in the garden centre or DIY store, or build your own with wooden sleepers.

What’s the difference between a planting plan and a plant list?

A planting plan is a diagram to show you what plant goes where. A plant list is information about the plant which includes a photo, a description, height and spread and general care information.

How long will it take to complete?

You’ll be pleased to know, less than a day! That includes preparation of the border, buy the plants and plant them.

When is the best time to plant a border?

Anytime when there is no frost, as the ground is easier to dig and you also need the plants to get established. Bear in mind the perennial plants will die back over the winter months, so may be difficult to purchase.

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