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Getting a lush, professionally designed garden border is as easy as planting by numbers. Garden on a Roll's team of passionate horticulturists carefully select and place plants that will fill out over the summer weeks and years, giving you a beautiful garden border to suit your style.

How to create the perfect border


Step 1

Choose the style of border you would like, selecting the width and length of the border you would like to cover.


Step 2

Once your Garden on a Roll has arrived, prepare the border. Using a garden fork, turn the soil over, adding compost throughout. You should dig down to 30cm for best results.


Step 3

Roll out the paper and peg down. Set out the plants matching the letter on the plant pot to the letter on the paper.


Step 4

Cut along the dotted cross. Take the plants out of their pots and plant through the paper.


Step 5

Cover the paper with the remaining compost and water thoroughly.


Step 6

Continue watering daily for the first two weeks. If it rains, skip a day. After two weeks, watering can be reduced to every other day depending on the weather. The soil should never dry out; if it is hot and sunny, water every day. The paper will biodegrade in 6-8 weeks. Sit back and watch your garden flourish.

Included in your box

  • Carefully selected plants
  • Bio-degradable paper plan
  • Fertiliser
  • Gardening gloves
  • Hand trowel
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Plants including, but not limited to: agapanthus, ceanothus, choisya, cistus, coreopsis, deutzia, erysimum, escallonia, hebe, helenium, heuchera, lavender, nepeta, penstemon, philadelphus, phormium, potentilla, rudbeckia, santolina, sedum, spiraea.

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With plants specifically selected to thrive in shady locations, this border blends perennials and evergreens with flowering shrubs, providing year round interest and colour.

Plants you can expect include: anemone, aucuba, bergenia, campanula, choisya, cotoneaster, euonymus, euphorbia, fatsia, fern, fuchsia, helleborus, heuchera, hosta, hydrangea, hypericum, ilex, leycesteria, lonicera, mahonia, phormium, skimmia, spiraea, viburnum.

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