An Expert’s Approach to an Orderly Border25th November 2013 • Stephanie's Blog • Stephanie Donaldson
It was a beautiful day when I went to the Great Dixter Christmas Fair so I took the opportunity and had a wander round the garden. As you would expect it was all looking organised and well-prepared for winter. I was interested to see the nuts and bolts of the herbaceous borders clearly revealed with areas of new planting outlined with canes laid out on the ground. In my own garden I often find that while I am working in a border I will have an idea of what I want to plant in a particular spot only to forget it once the moment has passed. Now I will outline the spot with canes and put a label in, which is easy to do even if the border is still in full growth.