Planning your perennial borders is one of the most exciting aspects of gardening because the potential to mix and match colours and textures is almost endless.
When you plant a perennial border, if given the right conditions and the right care, it will provide many years of enjoyment, returning like an old friend to welcome you each and every Springtime.
Here at Milestone, we have a wide selection of beautiful perennial plants to choose from, ranging from early bloomers right through to late developers, sometimes looking at their best well into September and even early October.
Our team of friendly experts are always on hand to offer you useful and practical advice and if you really get carried away, we offer a delivery service too.
So what are you waiting for!
Planting in September or March is ideal, but most container grown plants can be planted any time the soil is not frozen or waterlogged
Avoid planting slightly tender plants in autumn – wait until March.
If the area has not been planted before, dig in or rotovate 1 to 2 bucketfuls per sq m of well-rotted farmyard manure or garden compost.
After planting, apply a 5-7cm (2-3in) layer of the above organic matter to the whole border, keeping the crowns of plants clear to avoid risk of rotting.