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 — 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.

It’s easy to forget about perennials. They grow quite happily year after year without much help from you. But after a few years they get too big and overcrowded – time to divide the plant. What does that mean? Dividing perennials

How to divide perennial plants and split oversize shrubs

If you are adding to the home landscape, you may be considering any number of perennial garden plants. What is a perennial then, and what other perennial plant facts may influence your decision?

Herbaceous border at Oxford University. Pic credit: Timothy Walker

Oxford University are celebrating an upcoming anniversary to mark 400 years of botanical research and teaching

Herbaceous Border: Easy herbaceous border to the sandy soil and full sun .... also withstands wind

Herbaceous Border: Easy herbaceous border to the sandy soil and full sun . also withstands wind. Agastache, Helenium and Echinops.

Full, bright border with contrasting colours

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 weeding and digging worthwhile. But thriving, luscious flower borders can be expensive, especially when you are starting from scratch. Fortunately there are ways to get rich herbaceous borders on a budget. Here are my top money-saving

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Dwarf cultivars & shorter Plant combinations for cold hardy gardens from a Netherlands site, Almost all are grown in the US as well.  Use the Latin names & look them up.

Dwarf cultivars & shorter Plant combinations for cold hardy gardens from a Netherlands site, Almost all are grown in the US as well. Use the Latin names & look them up.

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 thei (Diy Garden Borders)

Herbaceous borders in the walled kitchen garden include deep red Paeonia, upright Sisyrinchium striatum, tall yellow Asphodeline lutea and pale yellow Hemerocallis - Day Lilies. Edmondsham House,  Dorset, UK

Garden: Herbaceous borders in the walled kitchen garden include deep red Paeonia, upright Sisyrinchium striatum, tall yellow Asphodeline lutea and pale yellow Hemerocallis - Day Lilies.

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

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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

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