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Sun or shade update.


By Bubble

United Kingdom Gb

OOPS! Looks like the update went wrong before. Dont know what happened. Anyway, Many thanks for your answers. Havent had much time or know how in the past and have just weeded around and chopped down things like lupins as they have dropped to the floor. I assumed they have been looking for sun as they all seem to grow practically horizontally! The borders dont get much wind so dont think thats the problem. I would love to have a cottage style border withLupins Sweet William etc. Would staking help do you think? I have finished work now and have much more time for the garden.



Sweet Williams are biennials so they only flower once, so you'd need to think what kind of border you want - all perennials with some annuals to fill gaps is probably the easiest. Lupins (unless the tall Russell ones) should not need staking. Try planting things a bit closer together so that they support each other. You've got the list of suggestions, I take it? How long/wide is your border? Plan it out so that smaller plants are at the front and plant in groups of three (or five if you've space!)

1 May, 2008

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