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Depth of Borders for Standard Garden?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Damian30, 30 Mar 2010.

  1. Damian30

    Damian30

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    Hi,

    I have a fairly bog standard lawned garden around 6m x 7m which I have done all the hard landscaping, ecking and seeding the lawn and now need to move on to planting it up.

    Sorry for the daft question and I appreciate that there is probably not standard answer, but generally what depth would you be looking at for a planted border.

    I don't want to do anything fancy with the borders (just keep them parallel with the fence line) and I'm still trying to get some ideas on planting. I thought somewhere around 75cm deep would be about right for a fairly small modern garden?

    Appreciate any comments.

    Many thanks,

    Damian
     
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    whatever suits you and the size of the garden is the honest answer, normally a minimum of 600mm
     
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    a part of my garden is of a similar size and shape and it's amazing what you can grow in a narrow border. Mine are not much more than 18'' depth. No lawn, shingled interior with some paving.

    Keep the planting in proportion I would suggest, nothing huge that will take over, although this needn't exclude a very small tree to give some height and stature as the trunk won't get in the way. Sorbus Vilmorinii, for instance.
     
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