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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
This classic low-growing edging or border plant is just as at home beneath old-world roses where it is an exceptional companion plant. This vigorous repeat-flowering catmint provides months of colour from spring to autumn with its beautiful mauve-blue flower spikes, drawing beneficial insects and pollinators into the garden. Its grey-green aroma...
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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 granddaughter. The nodding flowers are composed of layers of white petals reminiscent of a lady’s petticoat. Ideal for bringing a splash of colour to shaded areas throughout spring, the maidenhair-like foliage offers an excellent contrast to other shade-tolerant perennial...
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COLUMBINE 'WHITE BARLOW' - 3 PACK
COLUMBINE 'WHITE BARLOW' - 3 PACK
PLANTS: PCOBW3
This striking granny’s bonnet is named after Nora Barlow, Charles Darwin’s granddaughter. The nodding flowers are composed of layers of white petals reminiscent of a lady’s petticoat. Ideal for bringing a splash of colour to shaded areas throughout spring, the maidenhair-like foliage offers an excellent contrast to other shade-tolerant perennial...
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COLUMBINE 'WILLIAM GUINESS'
COLUMBINE 'WILLIAM GUINESS'
PLANTS: PCOWL
Old world Colombine, 'William Guiness' holds striking bi-colour flowers, fondly known as Granny Bonnets, with flowers of inky black-sepals and an inner cream skirt circling the darker eye.
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CORN COCKLE 'OCEAN PEARL'
CORN COCKLE 'OCEAN PEARL'
SEEDS: S518
As eager to flowers to flower as Cornflowers and Flanders Poppy. Upward facing pure white flowers are held with prominent sepals and dance gracefully in the summer garden on singular tall narrow stems. This hardy...
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ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD BLUE'
ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD BLUE'
PLANTS: WECHB
Originally selected from a chance seedling at Heronswood, this prized, dry-tolerant echium is covered with tall candle-like spires of cool sky-blue flowers soaring above its grey-green whorls of evergreen foliage. A spectacular spring flowering highlight to add drama and sculpture to the dry garden or perennial border. Ideal for attracting bees ...
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ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD PINK'
ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD PINK'
PLANTS: WECHP
Fat, mid-pink candles of flowers are produced over a compact, grey-green evergreen shrub. Growing and flowering much like the familiar blue Pride of Madeira, this unique pink variety is useful in cool colour schemes with pastel combinations, even in the hottest spot in the garden. Ideal for attracting bees to increase pollination of all your fru...
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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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EUPHORBIA WULFENII
EUPHORBIA WULFENII
PLANTS: PEUW
This unusual dry-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.
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FOXGLOVE 'CANARY ISLAND'
FOXGLOVE 'CANARY ISLAND'
PLANTS: WISC
Rarely offered for sale, this is a star of the Diggers range. Valued for its spectacular, long-flowering performance throughout summer, the Canary Island Foxglove is hard to beat for its elegant deep antique-golden to orange foxglove-like flowers on spikes up to 30cm, beautifully offset by its deep green, lance shaped foliage around reddish-brow...
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FOXGLOVE HELEN OF TROY
FOXGLOVE HELEN OF TROY
PLANTS: PFOHT
A compact clumping foxglove from Turkey, whose fuzzy spires of caramel flowers appear during summer. Each tubular flower is decorated with intricate markings and fine silver hairs. The shorter stems of this foxglove make wonderful cut flowers. Wonderful under roses when combined with catmints and lavender.
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GAURA 'SUMMER BREEZE'
GAURA 'SUMMER BREEZE'
PLANTS: PGAS
A graceful and long flowered selection with bountiful flowers dancing on upright stems throughout summer and autumn. The glistening white butterfly-like flowers emerge with long filaments, unfolding from delicate pink buds. A garden essential that rewards without effort with a continuous floral display throughout the warmer months. Bees love thi...
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GERANIUM MADERENSE
GERANIUM MADERENSE
PLANTS: WGMA
A giant geranium with large incised palmate leaves up to 25cm across, topped by a huge bronze stemmed bouquet of spectacular pink star-like flowers with dark centres and pale veins from late winter to Christmas. Perfect for creating a lush tropical look alongside New Zealand Lilies and Plectranthus in moist areas protected from harsh afternoon s...
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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, grown for its thicker velvety leaves, which form a dense, rapidly spreading and wee...
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PHLOMIS 'LEMON BLUSH'
PHLOMIS 'LEMON BLUSH'
PLANTS: PPHI
Masses of soft yellow-primrose hooded flowers, faintly blushed pink, are held in whorls along upright spires during spring and occasionally in summer. The soft felted grey-green heart-shaped leaves with softer grey edges and undersides form a dense, handsome foliage mound all year, providing a great foil for other colourful perennials. Thriving ...
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PINK VALERIAN
PINK VALERIAN
PLANTS: PVAR
This old-world favourite valerian is a spring stalwart, producing huge airy heads of sweetly scented reddish-pink flowers over a long period. The colourful display and blue-green fleshy foliage combine well with most cottage plants, particularly spring flowering bearded iris. Centranthus will repeat flower in autumn if trimmed back after its pea...
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PINK VALERIAN (3 Plants)
PINK VALERIAN (3 Plants)
PLANTS: PVAR3
MEMBERS SAVE WITH MULTI-PACKS! This old-world favourite Valerian is a spring stalwart, producing huge airy heads of sweetly-scented red-pink flowers over a long period. The colourful display and blue-green fleshy foliage combine well with most cottage plants, particularly spring flowering bearded iris. Repeat flowers in autumn if trimmed back in...
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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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POPPY 'BEAUTY OF LIVERMERE'
POPPY 'BEAUTY OF LIVERMERE'
PLANTS: PPOB
This Oriental poppy produces huge brilliant scarlet flowers, opening as large to be large as a ceramic saucer, up to 15cm wide. Each satin petal is marked with a black stroke, surrounding the sumptuous feathered centre. Best in cooler climates.
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RUSSELL LUPIN
RUSSELL LUPIN
PLANTS: PRUL
Clumping perennials with dissected fan-like foliage give rise to towers of flowers in every pastel shade imaginable. A must for the cottage garden, these iconic plants combine perfectly with poppies, catmint and roses. A feature plant at The Garden of St Erth.
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SEA LAVENDER
SEA LAVENDER
PLANTS: PSEL
With everlasting, purple-blue papery flowers aging to white, the Sea Lavender is known for its tough, resilient nature and ability to produce flowers all year. Its leathery, wavy foliage makes a handsome evergreen mound above which tall flower spikes float the colourful flat topped flowerheads, like a sea of lavender. This versatile plant will t...
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SUMMER MINI PLOT VEGETABLE COLLECTION
SUMMER MINI PLOT VEGETABLE COLLECTION
SEEDS: SMINIS
A selection of warm season crops including one packet each of Tomato 'Tommy Toe', Lettuce Heirloom Mix, Silverbeet Five Colour Mix, Cucumber 'Spacemaster', Carrot Heirloom Mix, Sweet Corn 'Golden Bantam' (2 packs), Bean 'Italian Romano' and Zucchini 'Black Beauty'. 9 packets of seed.
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BACKYARD TABLEGRAPES COLLECTION
BACKYARD TABLEGRAPES COLLECTION
PLANTS: WGRCO3
Grow a bounty of sumptuous tables grapes with this selection of the best of the best fruit for eating fresh or drying into sweet and healthy sultanas. Includes 1 cane each of Gordo Muscat, Crimson Seedless and Sultana (3 Plants).
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2 year membership  + Free Seed Sowing Poster and 2 seed packets
2 year membership + Free Seed Sowing Poster and 2 seed packets
Membership: MNE2SP2
A beautifully illustrated heirloom ‘sow what when’ poster for all areas of Australia so that you'll never have to think about what to sow this month again! You will also receive some free Kale 'Red Russian' and Broccoli 'Green Sprouting' seeds to get your garden started.
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