Border Plants

Let your garden's borders come to life with our exquisite selection of Border Plants. Whether you're looking for colourful blooms, elegant foliage, or versatile ground cover, our diverse range caters to every garden aesthetic. Shop now and let your borders flourish with our exceptional plants, meticulously selected for enduring appeal and delivered to your doorstep.

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Border Plant FAQs

Take a look at some of the frequently asked questions we receive from those looking to buy Border Plants in the UK. You can contact our Customer Service Team or browse our general FAQs for further advice.

When to plant Border Plants

Planting Border Plants is best done in the spring or fall, taking advantage of mild temperatures and allowing the plants to establish well. Spring planting provides the advantage of a full growing season for root development, while fall planting takes advantage of cooler temperatures and ample soil moisture. Choose a time when the threat of frost has passed or well before the first fall frost. The specific timing may vary based on the type of Border Plants you select, so it's advisable to refer to guidelines provided by Marshalls Garden or on the plant label for accurate recommendations tailored to your chosen varieties.

How to Plant Border Plants

Planting Border Plants is a straightforward process that begins with selecting a suitable location and preparing the soil. Dig a hole that is twice as wide but no deeper than the root ball of the plant. Place the Border Plant in the centre of the hole, ensuring the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Backfill with soil, gently press down, and water thoroughly. Provide a layer of mulch around the base to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Proper spacing between plants is crucial for optimal growth and visual appeal.

How long do Border Plants take to grow

The growth rate of Border Plants varies depending on the specific type of plants selected and local growing conditions. Generally, many Border Plants exhibit moderate to fast growth, allowing for visible development within the first growing season. With proper care, including adequate watering, soil preparation, and suitable sunlight, you can expect your Border Plants to establish well and contribute to your garden's aesthetic appeal within a relatively short timeframe, often reaching maturity and full beauty within a few months to a couple of years. Specific growth timelines may vary, so it's recommended to refer to guidelines provided by Marshalls Garden or on the plant labels for accurate information tailored to your chosen Border Plants.

Why Grow Border Plants?

Growing Border Plants is a strategic and visually rewarding choice for enhancing the overall appeal of your garden. These plants serve as natural dividers, adding structure and definition to different areas. Whether you're creating vibrant floral borders, delineating pathways, or framing garden beds, Border Plants contribute to a well-designed and aesthetically pleasing landscape. Beyond their decorative function, they can also provide privacy, attract pollinators, and suppress weeds. With a diverse range of colours, textures, and sizes available, growing Border Plants allows you to tailor your garden's borders to match your desired style, creating a cohesive and beautiful outdoor space.

Where can you grow Border Plants?

Border Plants are incredibly versatile and can be grown in various areas throughout your garden to enhance its overall aesthetics. These adaptable plants thrive along garden borders, creating defined edges and adding a burst of colour or texture. They are equally effective as path borders, guiding the way with a touch of greenery or vibrant blooms. Additionally, Border Plants can be strategically placed around garden beds, creating visual interest and structure. Whether in sunny or partially shaded locations, these plants adapt well to diverse growing conditions.

Why Buy Border Plants from Marshalls?

  • Our customers are supported by a team of experts dedicated to providing valuable advice. You can also use our growing guides, backed by 70 years of experience, to get the best results from your Border Plants and other plants.
  • You can contact us six days a week – including bank holidays – to discuss our products and services or to chat about all things gardening.
  • We pride ourselves on offering fast delivery on all orders, with any 'in stock' plants and seeds sent out within three working days. We're green-fingered in more ways than one, too, thanks to our fully recyclable packaging.
  • We won second place at the 2022 Great British Growing Awards for Best Online Retailer.
  • Thousands of five-star reviews on Feefo and a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our products show that we're a company you can trust.