lamb's ears

A perennial border filled with delphiniums, astilbes, lilies, daylilies and lamb’s ears. (Photo by Joanne Young)

6 steps to a beautiful perennial border

Stephen Westcott-Gratton

Perennial borders can be located in front of fences, hedges and walls. 6 steps from planning to planting day for a new flower bed of perennials.

'Big Ears' lamb's ears (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Groundcover plants: the resilient and the fussy

Judith Adam

How the groundcover plants have fared during the heat and drought. Watering once a week hasn’t been adequate for some plants.

'Etna' rose (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Bare-root roses

Judith Adam

Time to order bare-root roses. Growers with their own propagation fields offer roses you might not find started in pots at a garden centre