The Modern Cottage Garden: A Fresh Approach to a Classic Style

The Modern Cottage Garden: A Fresh Approach to a Classic Style

by Greg Loades


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“An inspirational book, with encouraging words and down-to-earth advice for achieving a year-round beautiful garden.” —Michael Marriott, chief rosarian at David Austin Roses

In this practical and inspirational guide, Greg Loades presents a new style of planting: a fusion between classic cottage style and the new perennial movement. Using real gardens as examples, The Modern Cottage Garden teaches gardeners how to combine the best of both styles—big, colorful blooms and striking grasses and native plants—into one beautiful space that requires little maintenance and has a long season of interest. Fresh planting ideas for containers, small gardens, and diverse climates present an exciting style that can shine anywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604699081
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/15/2020
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 172,732
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Greg Loadesis editor of The Alpine Gardener and writes frequently about gardens and gardening for magazines such as Kew, LandScape, and Garden News. His writing has also appeared in many popular publications, including BBC Gardeners’ World magazine, where he was gardening editor, and the luxury garden publication The English Garden, where he was deputy editor. He served his apprenticeship in the rose industry in the UK. Today Greg lives in Hull with his wife and son and has a small backyard terraced house garden packed with perennials, grasses, and, of course, roses! Follow his gardening life on Instagram: @hull_urban_gardener.

Table of Contents

Preface: What Is the Modern Cottage Garden? 9

Roots 15

The Traditional Cottage Garden 17

The New Perennial Garden 31

How to Create a Modern Cottage Garden 43

Planting a Gardener's Garden 46

In Small Spaces 65

In Containers 83

A Year in the Modern Cottage Garden: Growing and Looking After the Garden Season by Season 115

Spring 119

Summer 133

Autumn 157

Winter 171

Fifty Essential Plants: A to 2 185

Resources 214

Acknowledgements 215

Photography Credits 217

Index 218

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