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8 Essential Elements for Planning a Cottage Garden

oh how beautiful is this 'old English cottage garden with its' white picket fence and trellis burgeoning with all things pink!

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One of David Austin's Top 10 Most Fragrant English Roses: Munstead Wood with a strong old rose scent highlighted by warm, fruity notes of blackberry, blueberry and damson, this classic is what Robert Calkin describes as, “a real red-rose fragrance”. (English Rose ‘Munstead Wood’ – Repeat-flowering, large shallowly cupped rose in deep velvety crimson, USDA zones 5-9)

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from Architecture Art Designs

25 Marvelous Flower Walls

Wollerton Old Hall A formal plantsman's garden with garden 'rooms' each with their own defining style. Photographed by Clive Nichols.

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English Roses are some of the best-loved, high-performance flowers in the garden, so they are perfect for growing in the mixed border. When David Austin set out to breed the English Roses, one of his guiding principles was that his new roses should have the natural, shrubby growth that is typical of their ancestors the Old Roses.

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English Roses are some of the best-loved, high-performance flowers in the garden, so they are perfect for growing in the mixed border. When David Austin set out to breed the English Roses, one of his guiding principles was that his new roses should have the natural, shrubby growth that is typical of their ancestors the Old Roses.

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Scepter'd Isle The name was taken from William Shakespeare's romantic, idyllic description of England in Richard II: This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle... This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea...

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