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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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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COOL CUT FLOWER SEED COLLECTION
COOL CUT FLOWER SEED COLLECTION
SEEDS: S910
An easy selection of outstanding cut flower varieties in a palette of cool colours. Grow as stand alone for the garden and vase. This alluring colour range can echo or accompany pastel summer flowering perennials for a ...
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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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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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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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EUPHORBIA WULFENII
EUPHORBIA WULFENII
PLANTS: PEUW
This unusual drought-tolerant perennial flowers for a long time in sun or shade. Large lime-green flowers lift the winter garden, with blue-grey foliage creating a striking contrast among spring and summer flowering perennials. This variety was given to us by Beth Chatto and produces more vibrant flowers than other seed grown plants.
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GAURA 'SUMMER BREEZE'
GAURA 'SUMMER BREEZE'
PLANTS: PGAS
A graceful and long flowered selection, whose myriad flowers dance on tall stems throughout summer and autumn. These glistening butterfly-like white flowers emerge with long filaments, unfolding from pink buds. ...
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LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS'
LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS'
PLANTS: PLAMB
An outstanding silver-leaved ground cover with a soft appearance that belies its toughness. Versatile and vigorous, 'Big Ears' tolerates even the harshest of soils. Great to use in hot spots where other plants fail to thrive. This variety is a bold foliage plant that rarely flowers.
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LAVENDER 'AVONVIEW'
LAVENDER 'AVONVIEW'
PLANTS: PLAAV
Often flowering twice each season, the fragrant purple flowers are beloved by beneficial bees. This vigorous form of Italian lavender soon forms a rounded shrub of attractive grey-green leaves. Clip lightly after each flowering to maintain foliage density and to encourage repeat flowering. 'Avonview' can be easily shaped into a tough, informal h...
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LAVENDER 'GROSSO'
LAVENDER 'GROSSO'
PLANTS: PLAEG
The most fragrant of all the lavenders, 'Grosso' produces an abundance of violet-blue spikes with a high oil content. This is the classic lavender for perfume, decorating the French countryside where it is farmed en ...
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LAVENDER GROSSO (3 Plants)
LAVENDER GROSSO (3 Plants)
PLANTS: PLAEG3
The most fragrant of all the lavenders, 'Grosso' produces an abundance of violet-blue spikes with a high oil content. This is the classic lavender for perfume, decorating the French countryside where it is farmed en ...
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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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PINK EVENING PRIMROSE
PINK EVENING PRIMROSE
PLANTS: PEVP
Generous and exuberant, evening primrose flowers all summer, with soft pink flowers in such profusion they provide months of colour. Best planted as a border or ground cover in high traffic areas to contain its spread.
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ANTHEMIS 'E.C. BUXTON'
ANTHEMIS 'E.C. BUXTON'
PLANTS: PANEC
Pale-yellow daisies cover the ferny, ground-hugging 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. Flowers profusely from ...
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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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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 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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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 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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2021 Gardening Diary & calendar Combo
2021 Gardening Diary & calendar Combo
BOOKS: ADIAC21
The complete garden combo for 2021! The beautifully illustrated Diggers Club Diary features a week to a page, seeds to sow each month, blank pages for seasonal observations, and handy pockets for your seed packets and plant labels, while The Diggers Calendar showcases stunning garden photography to inspire you throughout the entire year. This tr...
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STRAWBERRY 'FRESCA' 5 PACK
STRAWBERRY 'FRESCA' 5 PACK
PLANTS: PSTFR5
A whole metre of strawberries for $20! This heavy cropping strawberry producing delicious deep-red fruit of medium size from late summer into autumn. Suited to pots or garden beds. Includes 5 plants.
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LAVENDER GROSSO (3 Plants)
LAVENDER GROSSO (3 Plants)
PLANTS: PLAEG3
The most fragrant of all the lavenders, 'Grosso' produces an abundance of violet-blue spikes with a high oil content. This is the classic lavender for perfume, decorating the French countryside where it is farmed en masse. 'Grosso' is heat, drought and frost tolerant and adored by bees.
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