Colourful raised border in pinks, orange and yellow

Love Your Garden episode 5: How to get the colourful look

Alliums in the flower border -- they look like little pom-poms or like the flower in the lorax.

Alliums in the flower border -- they look like little pom-poms or like the flower in the lorax.

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

How to Create a Herbaceous Border on a Budget

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

Gardens at Levens Hall in Kendal, UK The formal hedge serves nicely as backdrop for the loose planting of the blue and white and green colour scheme

Gardens at Levens Hall in Kendal, UK The formal hedge serves nicely as backdrop for the loose planting of the blue and white and green colour scheme

English Roses are some of the best-loved, high-performance flowers in the garden, so they are perfect for growing in the mixed border. When David Austin set out to breed the English Roses, one of his guiding principles was that his new roses should have the natural, shrubby growth that is typical of their ancestors the Old Roses.

English Roses are some of the best-loved, high-performance flowers in the garden, so they are perfect for growing in the mixed border. When David Austin set out to breed the English Roses, one of his guiding principles was that his new roses should have the natural, shrubby growth that is typical of their ancestors the Old Roses.

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