The grand experience
Open border plan
You don't need to have a huge estate to fit a formal border into your garden. These can look equally good in small town gardens where their formality and simple planting is incredibly soothing. Don't think you will need to be a slave to it either, the box (Buxus) topiary will need a clip twice a year, while the other plants should be cut back at the end of the growing season.
Planting tips:Dig in plenty of well-rotted organic matter before planting, and keep them well watered, especially during warm weather until they get established.
You will need a sunny bed measuring 3.5 x 2m in a sunny spot.