Planting Osteospermum (Spanish Marguerite) in borders

Select a sunny spot in a border. Dig the border thoroughly and remove any weeds from the soil. Lay out your Osteospermum on top of the soil in the desired colour pattern. If you use 6–8 plants per m2, the plants will merge and cover the ground completely as the summer progresses.

Make a hole for each plant; put the plant into the hole and firm the soil around it. Then water the soil thoroughly.

After planting, you should water the border twice a week and add garden fertiliser fortnightly for the first month. After that, you will only need to water and feed the plants if the summer is either particularly hot and dry, or if you have particularly dry, sandy soil.