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I have a white victorian vicarage with an empty flower bed at the front of the house under a window. It is sunny for half of the dayand not particularly deep. What plants should we put in it to be in keeping with the period?



Hi there Charlking, I would plant a cottage garden look with, Roses,Hostas,Lupins,Poppies,Camassias, & Rodgersia, even herbs, if it is big enough maybe edge it with box hedging. Your garden/house sounds wonderful. Good luck.

27 Jun, 2011


well the victorians were plant-aholics so many wealthy people grew the new introductions as a status symbol. So you have a wide choice of plants. have a look at plants being grown in places like Heligan in cornwall to get some idea of the range of plants. There are a few 'victorian planting' gardens up and down the country. Normanby Hall near Scunthoprpe is one that has tried to use the correct plants for the period.

28 Jun, 2011

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