Designing a new border – top tips from garden experts

Does your flower border need a complete revamp? Or are you starting from scratch with a new border? At the Middlesized Garden, we’re renovating our main herbaceous border, so we’ll take you through how to do it, step by step.
00:00 The best time of year to revamp a flower bed
00:21 Tom Brown of West Dean Gardens
00:25 Steve Edney and Lou Dowle, The No Name Nursery Kent
00:29 Posy Gentles garden designer:
00:32 Jane Beedle, former garden designer and cookery influencer:
01:33 Which plants to plant in autumn and which in spring:
01:48 15 really resilient, drought tolerant plants (which can also cope with rain!):
01:58 When revamping a border or starting from scratch, dig all plants up
02:30 To design a low maintenance garden:
02:36 Pick through the soil thoroughly to get out roots of perennial weeds
03:05 Cover the whole border with 3″-4″ garden compost, well rotted manure or other soil improver
04:24 Measure the garden and think of a theme or colour before choosing plants
04:35 How to create a stunning perennial border video:
04:56 How to create cottage garden style:
05:02 Naturalistic Planting – how to get it right in your garden video:
05:08 Research plants and make a plant list before you go shopping
06:08 Decide if your border is sunny, shaded or part-shaded and choose appropriate plants
06:48 The Middlesized Garden Beautiful Borders Planning Checklist:
07:09 How to Create Stunning Garden Borders:
07:16 Buy fewer varieties of plant and more plants of each variety
08:20 How far apart to plant plants?
09:18 Beautiful Borders playlist:

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