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Chalky soil

Ready-made borders Open border plan Soils found over chalk are invariable alkaline, and if the soil is quite shallow, then the chief problem for the lime-tolerant plants will be rapid drainage. This border has been designed using plants which can cope with these difficult conditions and will give you a long period of interest throughout the year.

Planting tips: Dig in loads of composted farmyard manure or garden compost before you plant to help enrich the soil and improve its water holding capacity. Subsequently you should add a generous layer of the compost as a mulch each autumn and then leave it for the worms to work into the soil over the winter.

You will need a border measuring 4 x 2m in a sunny spot.

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PlantPriceQty.AvailabilityTotal
Verbena bonariensis

purple top

£4.99
£3.99
8 in stock
£39.92
£31.94
Stipa gigantea

golden oats

£7.99
£6.39
1 in stock
£7.99
£6.39
Centranthus ruber

red valerian

£5.99
£4.79
3 in stock
£17.97
£14.38
Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire'

dogwood

£12.99
£10.39
1 in stock
£12.99
£10.39
Acanthus spinosus

bear's breeches

£6.99
£5.59
3 in stock
£20.97
£16.78
Cistus × argenteus 'Silver Pink'

rock rose

£12.99
£10.39
1 in stock
£12.99
£10.39
Hypericum × moserianum 'Tricolor'

St. John's wort

£9.99
£7.99
1 in stock
£9.99
£7.99
Astrantia major subsp. involucrata 'Shaggy'

masterwort

£6.99
£5.59
5 in stock
£34.95
£27.96
Hebe 'Champagne'

veronica

£11.99
£9.59
1 within 4 weeks
£11.99
£9.59
Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'

lesser periwinkle

£5.99
£4.79
1 in stock
£5.99
£4.79
Nepeta × faassenii

catmint

£5.99
£4.79
1 in stock
£5.99
£4.79
Verbascum (Cotswold Group) 'Pink Domino'

mullein

£5.99
£4.79
3 in stock
£17.97
£14.38
Bergenia cordifolia 'Purpurea'

elephant's ears

£6.99
£5.59
1 within 2 weeks
£6.99
£5.59
Hebe 'Red Edge'

shrubby veronica

£11.99
£9.59
1 in stock
£11.99
£9.59
Lamprocapnos spectabilis

bleeding heart (syn. Dicentra spectabilis)

£4.99
£3.99
1 within 4 weeks
£4.99
£3.99
Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'

daphne

£19.99
£15.99
1 in stock
£19.99
£15.99
Achillea millefolium 'Lilac Beauty'

yarrow

£5.99
£4.79
3 in stock
£17.97
£14.38
Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'

coneflower

£5.99
£4.79
5 in stock
£29.95
£23.96