Soft billowing plants spill over the stone and pebble paths that weave through this front garden. Hollyhocks self-seed in the gravel; lavender, thyme and roses scent the entrance; and irises bring splashes of colour to complement the front door. A little bit of wildness comes to town.
The unusual shape of this urban cottage garden called for some creative design solutions. The lawn is stretched close to the boundaries in the middle to widen the garden. Carefully positioned trees provide a sense of privacy and seclusion. Brick walls are used for climbing clematis, roses and tall airy plants. Simple concrete planters [...]
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