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How To Bask In The Sun

Sun Charts

Sun Charts
Sun Charts show the path the sun will follow through the sky for a specific location throughout the year, all calculated using lots of maths that is way beyond my Standard Grade level. The University of Oregon Solar Radiation Monitoring Laboratory has a useful wee on-line form where you type in your location and it does the calculations for you and prints a map. Here is one for Tournaig (57.79°,-5.56°), time is GMT:
Edinburgh
London
Standing on your proposed border site with a print-out of a sun chart for your location and a compass look around you looking for where trees, buildings and landscape features where intersect the lines on the chart. Where this happens your site will be in shade during those times. For a herbaceous border most plants will do best in a site with day-long sunshine so you want as open a site as possible. However open will probably also mean windier. A compromise between enough shelter to stop the tall plants being blown over and needing less staking generally and with getting enough sunshine for optimal growth will have to be found.
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© Garden Cottage Nursery, 2017
How To Bask In The Sun

Sun Charts

Sun Charts
Sun Charts show the path the sun will follow through the sky for a specific location throughout the year, all calculated using lots of maths that is way beyond my Standard Grade level. The University of Oregon Solar Radiation Monitoring Laboratory has a useful wee on-line form where you type in your location and it does the calculations for you and prints a map. Here is one for Tournaig (57.79°,-5.56°), time is GMT:
Edinburgh
London
Standing on your proposed border site with a print-out of a sun chart for your location and a compass look around you looking for where trees, buildings and landscape features where intersect the lines on the chart. Where this happens your site will be in shade during those times. For a herbaceous border most plants will do best in a site with day-long sunshine so you want as open a site as possible. However open will probably also mean windier. A compromise between enough shelter to stop the tall plants being blown over and needing less staking generally and with getting enough sunshine for optimal growth will have to be found.
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Lerwick