Surrey Life - - Garden -

• Plant for a long sea­son of in­ter­est and pro­duc­tion, in­clud­ing late flow­ers from dahlias and chrysan­the­mums, and crops such as cu­cur­bits and chard

• Be creative on the veg plot – rows and pat­terns of pro­duce can be dec­o­ra­tive and group con­tain­ers aes­thet­i­cally

• Al­low plants in the bor­der to in­ter­min­gle and bil­low in


• Leave some seed­heads for in­ter­est, struc­ture and wildlife

• Value the beauty of de­cid­u­ous trees in the gar­den, tak­ing care that the ma­ture size is ap­pro­pri­ate to your space

• Se­lect trees and shrubs for berries as well as flow­ers

• Layer trees and shrubs in the bor­der

• Plan the place­ment of fo­liage colour to cre­ate vignettes

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