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By Wthan


The back

View of the back of our cottage taken from the bottom edge of the Herbaceous boarder July 2010



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That garden is packed full of blooms and plants...looks wonderful....a great summer memory now that it is turning so cold and frosty.

25 Oct, 2010

 

I love this!

26 Oct, 2010

 

Wow what a gorgeous garden, so much colour love it :-)

26 Oct, 2010

 

stunning ~ you can see the hard work and now it looks like a celebration!

26 Oct, 2010

 

Nice to see so many lovely Sweet William, don't seem so many about these days.

26 Oct, 2010

 

Your garden is lovely,so much packed in to it,just how I like gardens to be..:o)

26 Oct, 2010

 

now thats stunning WOW

26 Oct, 2010

 

Have to agree it looks stunning.

26 Oct, 2010

 

A beautiful cottage garden.

26 Oct, 2010

 

what a beautiful, lush border. I would love to be able to create something like this

26 Oct, 2010

 

The boarder is 2 years old.
The soil is the footings which were dug out when the conservatory was built; it has been enriched with lawn mowing, sheep droppings and some Growmore
The basic Herbaceous perennials that were put in during the 1st spring were Phlox, Delphiniums, Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum) Michaelmas daisy and Cosmos, we filled it out with annuals grown from seed. In the autumn we split the herbaceous perennials, therefore getting 3 times more plants than we had the previous spring. I swap, barter and occasionally buy new plants. I plant them as soon as they have had a good drink, they get put in anywhere that I have a space and then they all get rearranged in the autumn when I have seen what their growing habit is.
We have grown sunflowers at the back to provide food for the birds. This year we have added Crocosmia, Scabious, Rudbeckia, Dianthus, Liatris and again annuals to fill in the gaps.
The Sweet Williams were a great success I was able to cut and sell over 50 bunches; this provided enough funds to cover the expenses incurred buying the Growmore and the additional plants/seeds that we purchased.
We are now on the lookout for more plants and ideas to develop the boarder for next year. Suggestions please.

26 Oct, 2010

 

i have been buying different grasses and hukereas they look lovely wth rudbekias

27 Oct, 2010

 

It looks smashing, Sweet Williams a huge favourite of mine........

27 Oct, 2010

 

That's a pretty pic... lovely garden. Well done :o)))

31 Oct, 2010

 

Gorgeous! The look I would like to achieve!

11 Mar, 2011

 

This looks stunning so much going on,beautiful !

23 May, 2011

 

What a beautiful cottage garden. Love it.

18 Sep, 2011

 

How beautiful,when some one says cottage garden this is what i think of ,jam packed with plants great

5 Jun, 2012



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