The traditional herbaceous border is a collection of perennial herbaceous plants a couple of metres in depth running down the garden, a kaleidoscope of beautiful colours blending to create a glorious vista for months on end. It can take a lot of time to plan on paper and a keen gardener for maintenance with endless feeding, weeding and staking.
The contemporary answer is the mixed border,
This is a combination of herbaceous planting along with evergreen and deciduous shrubs, annuals and bulbs.
Autumn and Spring are a good time of the year to be planning and planting, we have included some useful guides to get you started. Find out which plants to use for the weather and soil conditions of your garden!