Spring Cottage Garden

No one can deny the beautiful exuberance of a spring cottage garden, with its bright and cheery colours heralding the end of an often grey and cold winter spell. If you can’t wait until the beautiful long flowering times of a summer garden, and need the early and instant gratification in spring, nothing is more beautiful than a traditional style Cottage Garden, made from a selection of garden worthy plants. Choose annuals from seeds to sow in spring, brightly coloured poppies and wildflowers or delicate and fragrant sweet peas, or make a selection of old world favourite perennials, for a pastel coloured and harmoniums spring garden. Both are listed below, you choose what suits your style!

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DELPHINIUM BUTTERFLY MIX
DELPHINIUM BUTTERFLY MIX
SEEDS: S544
The quintessential Cottage garden flower that is still much adored by gardeners today. Butterfly Mix produces tall columns of flowers in dark, light blue, and white. Plant in clumps for vertical contrast to a garden ...
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DIANTHUS 'MRS SINKINS PINK'
DIANTHUS 'MRS SINKINS PINK'
PLANTS: PDIMSP
A pink double dianthus with excellent fragrance and a vigorous habit. Reliable and hardy.
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ECHIUM SIMPLEX
ECHIUM SIMPLEX
PLANTS: WECSI
Tapering towers of glistening white rise from a starry rosette of grey felted foliage. Makes a stunning statement by producing tall white flowering totem poles. A real eye-catcher that always impresses visitors ...
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PHLOMIS 'LEMON BLUSH'
PHLOMIS 'LEMON BLUSH'
PLANTS: PPHI
Whorls of primrose hooded flowers, faintly blushed pink, are held along upright spires during spring. Soft felted grey foliage covers this rounded shrub, which thrives in summer drought and blistering heat.
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Poppy ‘Pandora’
Poppy ‘Pandora’
SEEDS: S731
Plum and deep magenta tones in the delicate petals of this poppy are more similar to painted silk that what is found in the plant kingdom. The most heart-rendering of all the Shirley poppy selections. Poppies a magnet for bees. Keep moist until seed germinates and then water as required.
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Poppy 'Amazing Grey'
Poppy 'Amazing Grey'
SEEDS: S730
Unique and wondrous. The paper-like petals of this semi-double Shirley poppy delicately float in moody deep grey shades. As with all poppies, 'Amazing Grey' will self-seed and flower again the following spring making it the perfect bit of perpetual romance for a flower garden.
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Pulsatilla `Red Bells'
Pulsatilla `Red Bells'
PLANTS: PPRB
Readily naturalising to form a wildflower meadow, this hardy perennial is drought-tolerant once established. Flowers throughout spring with crocus- like flowers in a deep maroon-red followed by charming, fluffy seedheads. ...
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ANTHEMIS 'E.C. BUXTON'
ANTHEMIS 'E.C. BUXTON'
PLANTS: PANEC
A standout, drought tolerant ground cover with abundant pale-yellow daisies over ferny blue-green foliage. Beth Chatto lists this as one of the 10 best plants in her garden. Combine with hot coloured dahlias or blue catmints and salvias. Low maintenance and evergreen in warm climates, this profuse flowering perennial from November to February, s...
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CATMINT 'WALKER'S LOW'
CATMINT 'WALKER'S LOW'
PLANTS: PCAWA
A classic edging plant for the flower border and just as at home beneath old-world roses where it is an exceptional companion plant. Long flowering and vigorous, this catmint provides months of colour and its beautiful mauve-blue flowers attract beneficial insects and pollinators to the garden.
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CHERRY PIE 'PURPLE HEIRLOOM'
CHERRY PIE 'PURPLE HEIRLOOM'
PLANTS: WCHP
A wonderful vanilla-scented flowering shrub with grey-green foliage. Plant near pathways to maximise its glorious fragrance. Long flowering from spring through summer and into autumn.
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COLUMBINE 'LEPRECHAUN GOLD'
COLUMBINE 'LEPRECHAUN GOLD'
PLANTS: PCOLG
Psychedelic golden variegated leaves brighten up shaded areas bringing contrast and light to the garden. An excellent ground cover for semi- shade. Purple nodding granny's bonnet flowers stand high above the carpet...
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COLUMBINE 'WHITE BARLOW'
COLUMBINE 'WHITE BARLOW'
PLANTS: PCOBW
This striking granny's bonnet is named after Nora Barlow, Charles Darwin's grand-daughter, with nodding flowers composed of layers of white petals reminiscent of a lady's petticoat. Ideal for bringing a splash of colour ...
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COTTAGE FLOWER DUO 6 Plants
COTTAGE FLOWER DUO 6 Plants
PLANTS: PCOG
The essential starter pack to begin your cottage flower border. Includes three plants each of Catmint `Walker's Low' and Pink Evening Primrose - a surefire combination that we use at Heronswood to create a long-flowering display of pastel pinks and blues.
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DIANTHUS 'MRS SINKINS WHITE'
DIANTHUS 'MRS SINKINS WHITE'
PLANTS: PDISW
This well known and old fashioned dianthus has spiky heat-loving foliage for edging and perfumed flowers that look good in the garden and the vase.
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DIGIPLEXIS COPPER
DIGIPLEXIS COPPER
PLANTS: PDICO
A glowing addition to the perennial garden, this flowering perennial combines the attributes of Digitalis and Isoplexis to create this floriferous perennial foxglove with an extended flowering season from late spring through until autumn. The almost copper-coloured flowers are held in tall spires and are a magnet for birds and butterflies.
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DIGIPLEXIS PINK
DIGIPLEXIS PINK
PLANTS: PDIPI
SORRY SOLD OUT FOR SPRING. A stunning evergreen perennial with an incredibly long flowering season and captivating spires of pink and orange. Digiplexis 'Illumination Raspberry' combines the attributes of Digitali...
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ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD BLUE'
ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD BLUE'
PLANTS: WECHB
SORRY SOLD OUT FOR SPRING. Originally selected from a chance seedling at Heronswood, this echium is covered with tall candle-like spikes of cool sky-blue in spring. Ideal for attracting bees to your garden to increase...
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ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD PINK'
ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD PINK'
PLANTS: WECHP
SORRY SOLD OUT FOR SPRING. Fat, mid-pink candles of flowers are produced over a compact shrub. Growing and flowering much like the familiar blue Pride of Madeira, except you can use this one with pastel colour combin...
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ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD WHITE'
ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD WHITE'
PLANTS: WECHW
SOLD OUT FOR SPRING. Candles of glistening white flowers are held over architectural grey foliage, bringing a touch of elegance to the dry garden. Exclusive to Diggers, this Mediterranean shrub thrives in our ari...
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ECHIUM 'SILVER PINK'
ECHIUM 'SILVER PINK'
PLANTS: WECS
Hailing from the exotic island of Tenerife, the largest of Spain's Canary Islands, this stunning echium is covered in fat spikes of the softest pale-pink offset by intense, silver foliage. Grow as an informal ...
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ECHIUM WILDPRETII
ECHIUM WILDPRETII
PLANTS: WECW
A spectacular tower of dark pink flower emerges from a silver rosette during its second year. Another of the Canary Island Echiums, this one makes a real statement in our garden at Heronswood in spring. Needs well ...
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ENGLISH PRIMROSE
ENGLISH PRIMROSE
PLANTS: PENP
This lovely old-fashioned perennial has creamy-yellow flowers with golden central eyes and an enticing fragrance.Young flowers are edible and can be made into primrose wine. Multiplies readily in favourable conditions.
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ERYNGIUM 'BLUE SEA HOLLY'
ERYNGIUM 'BLUE SEA HOLLY'
PLANTS: PERPL
This beautiful European sea holly forms clumps of heart-shaped leaves, over which a profusion of anodised, blue thimbles appear on vibrant stems. Tolerant of the toughest conditions, `Blue Sea Holly' may require stakin...
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EUPHORBIA RIGIDA
EUPHORBIA RIGIDA
PLANTS: PEUR
Neat grey foliage spirals around stout stems, forming a thicket of geometric silver foliage year round. The brilliant lime-green flowers slowly age to dusky red by early summer. Not only is it a fascinating garden sculpture, it is extremely drought tolerant.
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