Where a cottage is surrounded by small borders beneath its windows it is a delightful idea to include a selection of night scented plants under living room or bedroom windows. This way on a warm calm evening in summer or at the end of a sunny winter’s day you can enjoy the rich perfume of… read more > >

In a cottage garden arches, which are not built into walls, are generally free standing constructions made from metal or wood, often heavily trellised to add more interest, are ideal for supporting all sorts of climbing plants. Some of the more popular arch planting combinations are roses, clematis, jasmine, honeysuckle, sweet peas, wisteria, laburnum and… read more > >