Cottage Garden are usually more casual in design than large formal gardens. You can create a cottage garden wherever you live, whether it is a modern home, a terraced house or just a small patio. As long as you have some space for some sweet scented flowers and quaint features, you can enjoy.
Common cottage plants include honeysuckle, rose, holly, privet, carnations, lilies, tulips, daisies and many more. Planting your flowers and plants close together can reduce the necessary weeding and watering whilst offering a colorful and aromatic display. Starting a Cottage Garden
Garden cotttage might appear to be a random jumble of flowers and plants but in reality planning does go into the display, even though the plants are close together.The garden should be full of aromas, so perhaps you can use lavender, honeysuckle and rosemary which are colorful as well as sweet swelling.
You can use height such as hedges, pergolas and trellises to make your garden enclosed and cozy. You might want to cover the features of the house with honeysuckle or a similar trailing plant.
No traditional cottage is complete without roses. You might want to use bushes or shrubs or maybe an arch for your entrance. Roses come in many different colors and smell beautiful.
Cottage Garden Soil Preparation
You should use a pitchfork to dig up the soil because it is more gentle than a spade, both on the soil and on your back. Dig and turn over the soil one pitchfork deep.
You might come across plants you want to keep, such as tulip bulbs, so you can set these aside for replanting later. If you find glass, plastic, builder's rubble or metal, remove them from the site, using a wheelbarrow if there is a lot. Keep the soil moist and covered until you are ready to plant.
The type of soil you have in your garden space does not matter because the plants are hardy, disease resistant and will thrive in nearly any kind of soil. The climate is not a problem either as long as you choose plants which will thrive in the conditions you have. Obviously a drought-loving plant is not going to enjoy frequent rain, so pick a plant that will.
Designing and Planting Your Cottage
You can plant your garden using rows, a random layout or by grouping similar colored plants together. A common arrangement is to plant the taller plants at the back and the shorter ones in front, so you can see everything.
The fun thing about this type of gardening is that you can do whatever you think will look best and if you don't like the results, you can dig up anything you need to and start again.
Cottage garden is a creative pastime which is also a lot of fun. Pretty much anything goes, as long as you choose plants which are hardy and enjoy the climate you have.It will attract birds and wildlife and be a place where you can relax and luxuriate in the wonderful colors and fragrances. Perhaps the best thing about it is that you can begin gardening wherever you live. Even if you only have a small space to work with, cottage garden can give you a fantastic year round display.