Accessing the back of a border. Mrs J Beers, UK

  • 4 June 2021 4:43 pm


Dear Hugh, We have recently moved house and my husband has dug some fairly large borders as I love cottage gardens and want to buy a suitable mixture. One problem is how do I reach the plants at the back of the borders. We thought of laying flat stones in between the plants, but surely the plants and foliage would grow over them. We would very much appreciate your advice if you can help us with this problem. Thank You, Yours Sincerely, J Beers
Forum (Hugh):Dear Mrs Beers, You are accentuating the problem – as there is no problem! You won’t be walking to the plants very often, so just tread on the ground, it will have settled down firm after planting in any case. Best regards Hugh