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

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

Herbaceous border at Oxford University. Pic credit: Timothy Walker

Herbaceous border at Oxford University. Pic credit: Timothy Walker

Perennial growing height is important. 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.

How to: plant a herbaceous perennial border

Perennial growing height is important. 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.

Herbaceous border with pink, blue and white colour scheme. Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica, Clematis recta, Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant', Delphiniums, Veronica spictum, Magnolia x loebneri.

Herbaceous border with pink, blue and white colour scheme. Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica, Clematis recta, Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant', Delphiniums, Veronica spictum, Magnolia x loebneri.

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

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.

Full, bright border with contrasting colours

How to Create a Herbaceous Border on a Budget

Full, bright border with contrasting colours

Herbaceous borders on a budget!- quick growing perennials- evergreen options for garden anchors

How to Create a Herbaceous Border on a Budget

Herbaceous borders on a budget!- quick growing perennials- evergreen options for garden anchors

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 their beauty and in the pollinators that they bring to your patch. Included are links to the grow guides from growveg.com.

Verbena and Cosmos. Verbena bonariensis, flowering season August-October. Likes the sun.

Verbena and Cosmos. Verbena bonariensis, flowering season August-October. Likes the sun.

A friends beautiful herbaceous border

A friends beautiful herbaceous border

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