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By Jenny Hendy

Shameless shortcuts for an exceptional backyard super-fast Love being within the backyard yet now not partial to spending the total weekend making it glance ideal? if this is the case, then 30 Minute Gardening is simply the publication you have been trying to find. this can have you ever sitting down having fun with a drink at the patio after simply half-hour of enjoyable, guilt-free gardening. Packed packed with shameless shortcuts and sensible assistance and ideas that experience quick impression, the entire information is damaged down into uncomplicated steps and imagine sequences together with 122 initiatives on developing appealing borders, excellent patio pots and the way to maintain your salad transforming into all summer season. 30 Minute Gardening is the proper rescue therapy for a person who loves gardening yet has little time on their arms. it is all approximately how you can have a neat backyard, a good looking backyard, a efficient garden...and nonetheless have a existence.

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F Plain backdrop A clipped yew hedge provides a plain backdrop helping the flowers stand out. A rendered wall or stained fence would also work. F Winding path To achieve this carefree look, lay a wide pathway so that there is room for plants to flow over and soften the edges. MORE PLANT OPTIONS LIVING SCULPTURE Acanthus spinosus; Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'; cardoon (Cynara cardunculus); Eryngium alpinum 'Blue Star'); daylily (Hemerocallis); Iris 'Jane Phillips' TALL STORY 'Black' hollyhock (Alcea rosea 'Nigra'); Japanese anemone (Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'); Verbascum 'Gainsborough'; Perovskia 'Blue Spire'; Verbena bonariensis REPEAT PERFORMERS Cranesbill (Geranium Rozanne); Geum 'Lady Stratheden'; Scabiosa caucasica 'Clive Greaves'; Veronica spicata SOFT FOIL Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Silver'; catmint (Nepeta x faassenii); golden marjoram (Origanum vulgare 'Aureum') SOLID COLOUR Cranesbill (Geranium 'Dragon Heart'); Lychnis coronaria Atrosanguinea Group; Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain'; Achillea 'Moonshine' 52 BEAUTIFUL BORDERS Instant colour lift Create instant colour impact and an exotic look to your borders by using flowering plants and foliage like theatrical props.

With the right combination of plants, including ones that will improve with age, a border can start to come alive as summer wanes and winter approaches. Plant your autumn display where it can be appreciated from indoors. 8–9), follow this planting scheme for a stunning autumn border. At the back of the border put in one purple moor grass (Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea). In front and around this, plant a shallow 'V' of 3–5 Sedum 'Herbstfreude'. To one side, at the front of the border, plant a block of five Erica x darleyensis 'Kramer's Rote' and to the other side plant 1–3 specimens of Pennisetum orientale.

FOLIAGE COLOUR SCREE SHRUBS EASY ANNUALS Annual clary (Salvia horminum) has flower bracts in purple-blue, pink, or white. Buy mixtures or single shades as seed or plants from the garden-centre bedding section. Cotton lavender (Santolina chamaecyparissus) is a drought-tolerant, evergreen, silver-leaved shrub, often grown in herb and Mediterranean-style gardens. Hardy annuals like pot marigold (Calendula officinalis) can be sown direct in the ground. They don't need rich soil and self-seed generously into grit or gravel.

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