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Bee and Butterfly Border Collection blends flowering shrubs with perennials, that will attract bees and butterflies to your garden while looking great.
  • Additional information: Anthony Henn selects the plants to suit each individual border
  • Care instructions: Dead-head as flowers fade and trim to shape if required. See care leaflet and instructional DVD for further details.
  • Feeding instructions: Feed new border with fertiliser provided and water daily for a couple of weeks to help plants take root. As the plants mature they will need less watering.
  • Includes: Biodegradable paper plan, pegs, fertiliser, instructional DVD, pair of gloves and a hand trowel. Plants selected from following range depending on seasonality - Abelia, Buddleja, Cestus, Lavender, Rosemary, Armeria, Penstemon, Rudbeckia, Salvia and Verbena. They may vary but will be the best available selection to create the desired border style. includes 12x 1L pot plants.
  • Border length: 300cm
  • Border width: 60cm
  • Special delivery information: After placing your order a Garden on a Roll colleague will contact you to finalize your border requirements and delivery date. Delivery is made within 7 days from order confirmation.

Bee and Butterfly Border Collection - 3m x 60cm 179222

GBP £140.00
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Bee and Butterfly Border Collection - 3m x 60cm

Available to order at the service desk in store for home delivery
Available to order at the service desk in store for home delivery
Home delivery within 7 days
Home delivery within 7 days

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A garden border
A garden border with sheet and potted plants
A garden border with shrubs planted in soil
A garden border with flowering plants
1 year on
Help & advice:

Q: How long will the border-in-a-box-kit take to arrive after ordering?

A: You can expect delivery within 10 to 14 days.

Q: How long does it take to plant a border-in-a-box-kit?
A: Depending on the quality of your soil, a 10 meter border with soil preparation and planting should take around a day.

Q: Should I remove the pots?
A: Yes. We hope to produce biodegradable pots in the coming year, but for now remove pots and re-use them if possible.

Q: Are the plants a good size when they arrive?
A: We supply top quality, well rooted, plants in 1 litre pots which we find establish really well.

Q: How quickly does the paper biodegrade?
A: The paper bio-degrades in 2-3 months and helps to suppress weeds in the mean time.

Q: How often do I water the plants once they are planted?
A: In the spring and summer 3 times a week minimum – once a day would be even better. Especially in sunny, breezy weather.

Q: Do I get exactly what I have seen on the website?
A: The picture is a representation of the plants you may receive but substitutes may be given due to seasonality that give the same 'look'.

Q: What if I want a curvy front edge to my border?
A: Shape the edge to suit by using a hosepipe to get the perfect curve and fill gap with plants.

How to plant your garden border:

Removing the top layer of turf
Step 1
Garden fork driven into the soil
Step 2
Sheet of paper across exposed bed
Step 3
High angle shot of plants on sheet
Step 4
Covering newly planted shrub with soil
Step 5
Close up of a water stream from a watering can
Step 6
  • When your garden plants arrive, ensure they are removed from the box ASAP, placed outside and watered thoroughly.

  • Follow instructions for planting but please soak each plant in bucket of water for 5 mins before planting so it goes in ground nice and wet.

  • In spring and summer water every other day for maybe a month or so after planting depending on weather. After that three times a week should do and after three months or so one good soaking a week should suffice. It's always best to push a finger into the soil around a plant to check moisture and observe how the plant is looking – this will give indication of whether the plant needs water. You'll get a feel for it soon enough.

  • There should not be too much pruning to do the first year but always remove faded flowers throughout summer to encourage more flowers.

  • In autumn leave old flowers on the plants as it's good for wildlife and looks great on frosty mornings.

  • Silvery and Mediterranean shrubs are best pruned in March to keep bushy.

  • When the mulch paper has rotted down and you start seeing your old soil at the surface keep adding a layer (2-3 cm or so) of compost or organic matter as it's great for the soil, looks good and keeps moisture in the ground.

  • A handful of fertiliser every square meter or so, sprinkled lightly around your plants a couple of times in the summer will help them grow too.

Bee and Butterfly Border Collection - 3m x 60cm is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very low impact I sent these as I couldn't deliver in person. They were all very small plants and unimpressive. Could have bought far more for the money it cost. I personally didn't need the instructions for planting etc I bought purely for convenience. The person they were sent to couldn't believe how much it cost and was amazed at the contents.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gardening made simple I'm a terrible gardener - I never know how to plant, what to plant, what will work and what won't, and I usually kill the things I plant! So this seemed like a perfect solution for me - it's idiotproof gardening. The fulfilment of the order is carried out by the company Garden On A Roll, not Homebase. They contacted me the same day I ordered to check on some details about my order and agree a delivery day. The contents were delivered in a large box - lots of very healthy looking plants, plus clear instructions on how to plant in the form of a DVD as well as the roll that lays out the plan. Each plant was clearly labelled so planting the border was fun and easy. Because the plants were so healthy and well looked after, they've transplanted very well and are already flowering - I can't wait to see how it will all look when they've matured. I'm really pleased with this purchase. It's a great idea for hopeless gardeners like me!
Date published: 2016-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Everything Iexpected Early contact after ordering appreciated and helpful. Am a garden beginner and professional help much needed and advice welcomed. Prompt delivery and planting instructions really easy. Now await garden growth and success.
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good root system The box of plants turned up on the day promised after sending a reminder to Homebase. The 12 plants in the box had a good root system and looked fresh and healthy. The layout plan was useful as it showed what spacing the plants should be placed. The price seemed a bit high for 12 plants, but I assume we are paying for the choice of plants which are supposed to suit any soil condition and the plant combination. I hope the border looks as good as homebase promise in a years time.
Date published: 2015-03-07
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