Gran and Grandpa loved their sweet peas. THey grew over a large wall of the egg packing shed. Fed by chook manure they were always plentiful and the scent still takes me right back to those days.CC.
Bellflower- best plants for cottage gardens This tough perennial produces spikes of white or blue blooms in early and midsummer. Like most cottage garden plants, the flowers are great for cutting. Name: Campanula percisifolia Growing conditions: Full sun or part shade and well-drained soil Height: To 3 feet tall Zones: 3-8, depending on variety More on Growing Bellflower
I love this garden. A bit too stylized for my taste and it looks like all spring flowers. What does it look like in August? Or does the gardener come in with a new planting?
Out with the lawn, in with the paving
100 Ideas for a charming cottage gardenhttp://www.hometalk.com/l/74d
Really useful Cottage Garden Plant infographic from The Enduring Gardener.
Pretty Cottage | Shabby Chic Mania by Grazia Maiolino
This woodland biennial reliably produces beautiful upright spikes of bell-shape flowers in shades of purple, pink, and white. Note: While most common foxgloves are biennial, they often self seed and appear each year in the garden. Name: Digitalis varieties Growing conditions: Partial sun and moist, well-drained soil Height: 2-6 feet tall, depending on variety Zones: 3-8, depending on variety
A cottage garden with Arts and Crafts influences | Period Living Abolutely love this idea!
5 ways to achieve the relaxed, sometimes messy look of a cottage garden.