Bor­der style

Use bulbs to give your borders the wow fac­tor come spring – just fol­low our plant plans for guar­an­teed re­sults

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Which spring bulbs to plant now for daz­zling colour com­bi­na­tions next year

Beau­ti­ful borders are the dream of most gar­den­ers – that per­fect mix of colour, form and tex­ture to cre­ate a stun­ning dis­play. And now’s the ideal time to start plan­ning and plant­ing for next spring. Iden­tify the sec­tions of your gar­den that could do with a colour boost and then all you have to do is use our handy plant plans to en­joy bulb­filled borders with the minium of fuss.

MEL­LOW YEL­LOWS

WHY IT WORKS The mix of flower shapes and pale yel­lows works beau­ti­fully. The nar­cissi be­gin to bloom in March while the tulips con­tinue the dis­play un­til May. SE­CRETS TO SUC­CESS Plant the tulips in Oc­to­ber or Novem­ber when tem­per­a­tures have dropped. Al­low the nar­cissi to spread and they’ll quickly form large clumps. Leave the fo­liage to die back nat­u­rally. AT ITS PEAK April

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