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Shady Border Collection blends evergreen structure, flowering shrubs, ferns and perennials, to offer year round interest in semi-shade and full shade areas.
  • 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 - Choisya, Cronus, Fatsia, Lonicera, Heuchera, Aquilegia, Gem, Hellebores, Phormiums and Carex. 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.

Shady Border Collection - 3m x 60cm 179132

GBP £140.00
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Shady 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.

Shady Border Collection - 3m x 60cm is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy gardening My border has been transformed with the purchase of Garden on a Roll. I'm not good at choosing plants and have wasted lots of money on plants not knowing what I was doing and failed. Garden in a roll has taken the hard work out of choosing the plants for my shady area. The pack has everything you need to create the border. Apart from having to prepare the ground, everything else is plain sailing. You get the ground template and plants are labelled so you just place them in the correct areas on the template. Supplied is a trowel and gloves to keep your hands clean. Good fit too as I have large hands. Plants have taken well and I'm just waiting for them to grow into the spectacular design shown. customer service called to confirm that I ordered the shady plants and asked what the area was like before choosing the plants to supply as I needed to plant against a fence with trees overhanging and which do not get much sun. Even though they are still small I can instantly see that this is going to be a success. Thanyou, Homebase
Date published: 2016-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing idea! This is such a great idea - perfect for people who like a nice garden but either don't have the time to traipse around garden centres, or don't have the designer's eye. Plants in great condition, and whole concept really easy and quick to use. Also excellent customer service from the company who provide the plants, a phone call before delivery to ascertain exactly how much shade our garden had and whether there was a wall behind the border etc gave a feeling of bespoke service.
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even better than I expected This was my first Garden on a Roll purchase, and I am very happy with it (since then I have completed the other borders in the same way). Very clear instructions, very good plants, and the suppliers were extremely friendly and helpful on the phone beforehand. I had prepared the soil in advance and it took less than two hours to complete the border. The plants are a good size so the border looks good from the start.
Date published: 2015-02-22
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