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Gardens devoid of life

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 16:23

That last comment was supposed to link through to an article I've written to help you create you own cottage garden but i think I did it wrong.


Gardens devoid of life

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 16:17

My beef with Chelsea is that all the gardens are staged. Half the plants that are seen in the borders would never all be in bloom at the same time normally. But I guess the show is a stage for the garden designers. I agree it would be nice to see some more rather than mainly modern spaces.

think of the blackbirds Monty !

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 10:09

Thanks for the tip Terri. 

Garden arches planting - help needed

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 10:07

Maybe consider a pair of wisteria - although the lose their leaves in winter they bare plant is still attractive and can be woven around the arches.

Himalayan blue poppy

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 10:02

I agree with Alina. Now that we're into May, albeit somewhat cold, I might be tempted to plant them out.

Help choosing climbers

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 15:05

If you live in a cottage or want a cottage garden feel then take a look at some of these climbers. Or maybe consider training a fruit tree up the wall like a pear.

the plants and flowers

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 15:01

You're right - you can do a lot with a balcony garden and you'll find sites set up specifically to accomodate them. 

idea's please

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 14:58

Hi Tomalli, you might find some more garden design ideas on here. There's plenty of time to be reading up on ideas given the bad weather.

garden dilema!

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 15:23

There's a comprehensive article on creating a cottage garden and the sorts of plants and shrubs to opt for here : cottage gardens. I hope that gives you some inspiration.

Talkback: Carol Klein: Life in a Cottage Garden

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 15:15
I've just come in from the garden and think I might settle down to watch the latest gardeners world on iplayer since I missed it on friday.
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