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How to plan a border for colour

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Brighten up your borders with a variety of different plants that will add beautiful colours to your garden. Our useful guide will take you from planning to planting.

Tools for the job:

Step 1:

Choose an area of your garden that needs some extra colour. Dig over the selected area, paying particular attention to removing roots from weeds.

Step 2:

Plan out what plants should go where. You can do this by arranging the plants in pots on the soil and moving them around until you are happy with how they look.

Step 3:

Plan on around three to five herbaceous plants per square metre and one shrub per square metre, depending on the size of the plant.

Step 4:

Dig holes in the soil and mix in a generous amount of compost to help new roots become established.

Step 5:

Remove your plant from its pot and tease out the roots so that they grow into the surrounding soil more easily.

Step 6:

Place the root ball into the hole, making sure that the top of the root is level with the top of the border soil.

Step 7:

Fill in around the root ball, press firmly down and water in well.

 
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