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DESIGNING AND CREATING A COTTAGE GARDEN


How to cultivate a garden full of flowers, herbs, trees, fruit, vegetables and livestock, with 500 inspirational photographs


Gail Harland PUB DATE:


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Aug 2011 (UK) Nov 2011 (US) UK £14.99/US $27.50 (T) 160 (T160)


279 x 228mm/11 x 9in 9781903141717 1 903141 71 0


Hardback with jacket Over 500 photographs 16


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• From scented borders and flowery bowers to rambling paths and secret nooks, this is an inspirational guide to a universally loved garden style


• A fascinating history shows how the cottage garden evolved and the famous gardeners who influenced it


• Explains the classic cottage garden features, from the garden gate to climbing plants, topiary forms and decorative features, as well as how to adapt and manage them in your own garden


• Useful details are provided on caring for chickens and livestock such as geese or pigs, as well as ways of attracting wildlife including birds, moths and bats


• Over 20 step-by-step sequences and projects cover essential techniques, from taking hardwood cuttings, dividing perennials and drying flowers to planting vegetables, training a climber and attracting bees


• A plant directory provides ideas for trees, shrubs, climbers and other plants to give the garden its rural charm.


About the Author


Gail Harland has had her own cottage garden in Suffolk, England, for more than 15 years. Her knowledge of gardening is extensive and she is a member of various gardening societies, including the Cottage Garden Society for whom she writes regularly, as well as being a frequent contributor to many other gardening and lifestyle publications. She has a Diploma in Horticulture from the Royal Horticultural Society.


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Cottage gardens are spaces that delight the senses and work well with any type of house and size of garden.The book starts with a history of the cottage garden and then introduces design options, from the herb garden to the meadow garden. Familiar features are covered, such as hedges, fences, paths and topiary, and then advice on growing flowers and shrubs, and fruit and vegetables, all including practical step-by-step features. A fascinating section shows how to care for livestock and attract wildlife to your garden. Concluding the book is a plant directory with ideas for trees, climbers and other plants to give the cottage garden its classic appeal.


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