Plants for . . . - Cottage gardens

Easy spring colour
Autumn brings with it the delight of planning a colourful display of spring flowering bulbs. Some of the earliest bulbs to arrive on the shelves are the two treasures Anemones and Ranunculus.
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An audience with The Queen
The latest royal lavender in a distinguished series of exceptional performers will be courting attention in garden centres this spring.
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Living the dream
Introducing Dreamerias, ultra easy blooms bred for modern lifestyles, but with the look and feel of yesteryear.
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Plants for paving
Whether it's the track to the front door, a meander through trees and shrubs, a pathway through the vege beds, or the way to the clothes line, any path and the plants to accompany it can be one of the most enticing features in a garden.
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So cool Salvias
There's not much we can do to control the mercury when it comes to Summer's heat, but we can certainly tame the colours in the garden to provide a soothing and cooling palette that's restful to the eye.
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The modern romantics
Grandma's garden is back in vogue. Or is it? At first glance, today's top performing perennials may look like the romantic 'cottage garden' flowers of yesteryear, but looks can be deceiving
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