Posted: 04/07/2015 at 20:04
as a novice gardener last year I planted what I fancied (mainly what looked pretty in the garden centre at the time).
this year my garden looks a chaotic mess (in parts!) and over the winter had no evergreen substance.
I think a pretty cottage informally planted garden takes a lot of careful consideration, especially one that looks good through all seasons.
so my answer is you can have a perfectly deigned and planned garden that's designed and planned to look packed full of wonderful flowers and interesting evergreen shrubs for year round interest