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Top 10 plants for a modern cottage garden

Cottage gardens are having a revival. Annuals and perennials are jostling for attention in riotous borders up and down the country. Plants are spilling over winding paths. But there’s something different about this new wave of cottage gardens. Traditionally, the land around cottages was used as a small farm, designed to grow fruit and veg for

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Colorful Flowers That Grow in Shade - NaturalGardenIdeas.com

Description about the colorful flowers you can find in your garden and which grow in shade.

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Best outdoor plants for fall: Russian Sage

Perovskia 'Blue Spire', Russian sage. With its aromatic leaves and upright spikes of violet-blue flowers, Russian sage makes a wonderful companion to all kinds of late-summer ornamental grasses and perennials. In August and September, tiny, violet-blue, tubular flowers appear on silver-grey spikes above the main framework of the plant, among deeply-cut and lobed, grey-green leaves

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Old masters at the Ashmolean - in pictures

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