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How to Create an Evergreen Border!

Evergreen plants are an important part of any garden. Without Evergreen plants our gardens would look bare and twiggy during much of the year. Evergreens add volume and structure to borders and add interest throughout the winter.

Start by choosing your Evergreens, try to contrast the colour, height and texture for an interesting display. Try plants such as Ceanothus, Choisya, Prunus Lusitanica or Euonymus. Make sure your soil is in good condition, add lots of organic matter but avoid mushroom compost because Evergreens dislike alkaline soil.

This border plan can easily be applied to a smaller garden. If you already have an Evergreen to use as a focal point, it’s even easier! Simply reduce quantities of the plants listed above in mass for the larger design above.

When planting Evergreens chat to your neighbours or have a look around your local area or garden centre to see which Evergreens grow best. You have a lot of leeway when it comes to planting Evergreens. Plant them in the fall or late in spring, avoid planting them when it’s hot. Hold off until the weather becomes cooler for best results.

Keep on top of your border throughout the year. Evergreen plants will look their best during the next few months and no maintenance is required. In spring new Evergreens should be planted as early as possible. The same applies if you move any of your Evergreens. In summer water your Evergreens until they are fully established.

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2 Comments on "How to Create an Evergreen Border!"

  1. neil on Mon, 2nd Jul 2012 3:26 pm 

    hi could you give me a list of the plants used in this picture this is just the scheme i want as i am renovating ageing border beds regards neil

  2. Angela on Thu, 18th Apr 2013 4:00 pm 

    I love the combination of colour and texture in this garden – Please could you list all of the plants used as i would love to replicate it !!

    Kind Regards


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