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How shallow is too shallow for a border?

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keeponkeepinon Mon 24-Apr-17 14:33:47

Just that really. To create interest around the edge of a lawn but without eating into the garden space too much.

JT05 Mon 24-Apr-17 15:19:34

I would think that 30 cms would allow you to put in bulbs and small herbaceous plants such as pinks, sedums, and annuals.

keeponkeepinon Mon 24-Apr-17 17:02:08

Thanks very much. If I wanted wall climbers at the back, mid height dotted in the middle maybe delphiniums or similar and some smaller coverage at the ground level? Would 50cm suffice?

JT05 Mon 24-Apr-17 17:42:09

You could probably put the climbers in and then the much smaller plants in front of them and the mid between, as you suggest.

arbrighton Mon 24-Apr-17 21:03:43

50cm is a decent border for a variety of plants with the odd wall climbers dotted in. I have less than that along one side in the hedge line (around 30 at best, and ivy etc to fight with) and i've got a variety of heights staggered in a herbaceous border.

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