Beds & Borders

Borders and flower beds form an important part of the garden, providing colour and form through the changing seasons, as well as food and shelter for a vast range of wildlife. The size and shape variations are endless and the choice of plants and planting styles vast. A well cared for border is an asset to any home. Whether low-maintenance or not, all borders require an element of upkeep and general care.

Just Plants provide a comprehensive maintenance service for all of your planted areas throughout the year covering planting, weed control, pruning and splitting plants. We are also able to supply a selection of hardy perennials suitable for local gardens.

Any cuttings and waste materials can be removed to the local recycling site if required.,

Tasks for November:

Cut leaves off hellebores to make way for their flowering display in the coming weeks.

Plant tulip bulbs this month for a spring display.

November is the last chance to plant out winter bedding such as wallflowers, forget me nots and primroses, either in containers or direct into well-prepared ground.

The foliage from faded herbaceous perennials can be removed to the compost heap to keep the borders tidy. It is good to leave some areas with the dead stems as habitats for overwintering wildlife such as ladybirds.

Tidy up fallen leaves from around the borders, which can again be added to the compost heap. Leafmould makes an excellent soil improver.

Now is a good time to dig out perennial weeds such as dandelions which have long tap roots.

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