Amateur Gardening

Smart ways to fill border gaps

MOST average ornamental gardens in the UK look their best up to midsummer’s day in late June, after which they go through a gentle, managed decline until winter. Depending on how the garden is planted, there will be high spots in this period with bursts of colour from late-flowering shrubs, perennials and annuals. However, holes will start to appear as annuals that have gone over are removed, and the dying foliage of perennials and bulbs is cut back.

Pots are one answer

You can restore a bit of order by temporarily filling these

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