MY lupins may be nearly long gone, roses are fading and the giant flowered hybrid clematis are past their best, but my perennial borders
remain a riot of colour thanks to a few, wellchosen gems.
Even gifted perennial border
designers struggle with the planting combinations that will flower for a longer span.
The perennial border
and the cutting garden were planted for year-round bloom, according to Haltom.
IT'S this time of year when the perennial border
may be past its best and the tubs and troughs may be looking a bit tired if you haven't been too vigilant with the watering, deadheading and feeding.
With forethought and planning, they lend a dramatic statement to the perennial border
Director Carl Craven said: "The students this week joined in working with volunteers from Birkdale civic on the Lottery funded Rotten Row perennial border
We have a perennial border
, an alpine area, a pond with fish and frogs and we grow plants, fruit and vegetables in a number of raised beds.
If you want better blooms in the perennial border
, try thinning the number of shoots down to half a dozen per plant.
TO improve the size of your blooms in the perennial border
, try thinning down the number of shoots to half a dozen per plant.
Landscaping tips: Snowbank boltonia is an exceptional plant for late-season color mixed with other tall perennials and grasses at the back of a perennial border
A perennial border
will be most pleasing in its scale if it is one-third wider than the tallest plants, but generally it should be longer than it is wide.
Expert tip This deciduous grass is ideal for a sunny gravel garden, large container or for adding movement to a perennial border