What to do with a blank backyard or balcony?  The options are interesting. Photo: Levens Hall

Herbaceous blue and white delphinums against beech hedge

Creating stunning borders is the highlight of having a garden. Seeing them in full bloom is what makes the hours of

How to Create a Herbaceous Border on a Budget

If you are adding to the home landscape, you may be considering any number of perennial garden plants. What is a perennial then, and what other perennial plant facts may influence your decision?

Herbaceous border at Oxford University. Pic credit: Timothy Walker

Oxford University are celebrating an upcoming anniversary to mark 400 years of botanical research and teaching

Walled English herbaceous garden border - great use of height at the back

TOP 20 FLOWERS TO KEEP YOUR GARDEN BLOOMING INTO FALL

Perennial growing — Taller plants for the back of the border include Lillies, Acanthus, Delphiniums, Lavatera (Tree Mallow), Echinops (Globe Thistle) and Red Hot Pokers. Hollyhocks and Foxgloves give a real cottage garden look to your borders.

Full, bright border with contrasting colours

How to Create a Herbaceous Border on a Budget

Full, bright border with contrasting colours

Creating stunning borders is the highlight of having a garden. Seeing them in full bloom is what makes the hours of weeding and digging worthwhile.  But thriving, luscious flower borders can be expensive, especially when you are starting from scratch.  Fortunately there are ways to get rich herbaceous borders on a budget. Here are my top money-saving

21 WAYS TO PLANT YOUR PLANTS IN POTS

perennial border herbaceous borders cottage-garden--with-grass-path

English Herbaceous Borders | Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire, UK | ( 2 of 50)…

The herbaceous borders at Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire, England

Add a froth of gorgeous pink to your border, these are all easy to grow plants, many are perennials so will become the backbone of a good herbaceous border, sow once and reap the benefits both in their beauty and in the pollinators that they bring to your patch. Included are links to the grow guides from growveg.com.

Add a froth of gorgeous pink to your border, these are all easy to grow plants, many are perennials so will become the backbone of a good herbaceous border, sow once and reap the benefits both in thei (Diy Garden Borders)

Stunning colourful garden border

How to Create a Herbaceous Border on a Budget

Stunning colourful garden border

Dwarf cultivars & shorter Plant combinations for cold hardy gardens from a Netherlands site, Almost all are grown in the US as well.  Use the Latin names & look them up.

Dwarf cultivars & shorter Plant combinations for cold hardy gardens from a Netherlands site, Almost all are grown in the US as well. Use the Latin names & look them up.

Blue & chartreuse border with Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' (cat mint), Alchemilla mollis (lady's mantle), Astrantia major, Delphinium, Lupinus 'Russell Hybrids', Aconitum, Hostas - High Glanau Manor, Monmouthshire, Wales.

Blue chartreuse border with Nepeta Six Hills Giant, Alchemilla mollis, Astrantia…

Delicate blooms in pink, white, and purple nearly cover the antique urn in this English garden at Wollerton Old Hall. Photo by Clive Nichols Garden Photography.

How to: plant a herbaceous perennial border

How to: plant a herbaceous perennial border - David Domoney

Shelli Jensen/Shutterstock.com   Cottage gardens are having a revival. Annuals and perennials are jostling for attention in riotous borders up and down the country. Plants are spilling over winding paths.  But there’s something different about this new wave of cottage gardens. Traditionally, the land around cottages was used

Top 10 plants for a modern cottage garden

Image de la catégorie road in the beautiful garden .

Herbaceous borders in the walled kitchen garden include deep red Paeonia, upright Sisyrinchium striatum, tall yellow Asphodeline lutea and pale yellow Hemerocallis - Day Lilies. Edmondsham House,  Dorset, UK

Garden: Herbaceous borders in the walled kitchen garden include deep red Paeonia, upright Sisyrinchium striatum, tall yellow Asphodeline lutea and pale yellow Hemerocallis - Day Lilies.

Dot Your Border With Alliums - in Country Garden Design Ideas - how to a create a well-planned herbaceous border and farmhouse or cottage…

Dot Your Border With Alliums

From country cottage gardens to grand estates, be inspired by these quintessentially English garden designs

How to Create a Herbaceous Border on a Budget

How to Create a Herbaceous Border on a Budget

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