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Workshop Garden Inspiration

An old-fashioned cottage garden not only looks and smells wonderful, it also attracts wildlife too. A cottage garden should inspire your senses, it should look natural, smell wonderful and taste just as good, as many plants and flowers grown in a cottage garden are edible.

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Foxglove, in my view, is the quintessential English cottage garden flower. (The Old Rectory, Haselbech, Northamptonshire)

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english cottage garden borders - This is what I'm trying to achieve. I only wish they had identified all the flowers.

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Menge Ave.

Yes, you can create a garden like this! Just look at the shapes: sharp spires, round globes, soft spires, and a few oddballs. Pick flower shapes in the same color family (pinks and purples, here), throw in a few silver foliage plants, and plant closely together. It's that simple!

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