Julia Cady Cottage Garden Designs
The Cottage Garden
- The cottage garden may be a traditional idea, but the practical thinking behind it is more relevant now than ever. The hardworking people who lived in cottages
years ago had little time or money for their gardens, but they used limited resources to create a haven where precious quiet moments spent pottering or relaxing among
the plants were one of life’s great pleasures. Gardens today can be just as special and as therapeutic as peaceful retreats from hectic lives. It’s true that maintenance
can sometimes be a challenge when time is short, but there’s no need for a garden to be a burden. Combine a relaxed approach with a few basic principles – a timeless
formula for a successful cottage garden:
- Concentrate on the plants that are naturally happy in the conditions your garden offers. There are sure to be many, even on an unpromising site.
- Choose hard-landscaping styles and materials that blend harmoniously with the house and its surroundings. Natural, locally sourced or recycled materials often blend in better, are more sustainable, and cost less.
- A carefully planned planting scheme will give the garden structure, interest and colour all through the year, with something new and interesting to look at every day.
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