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Design your own cottage garden cutting border
Fri 20 October 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
The English cottage garden not only looks beautiful but is packed full of plants which work well for flower arranging. This one day course teaches you how to design your own cottage garden cutting border: a traditional border comprising a permanent structure of shrubs and perennials (flowering plants that come back year after year) which can be used for cutting and flower arranging. The purpose of this one-day course is to help you design a cottage style permanent border in the garden using plants that specifically cut well and last effectively in the vase.
The course will cover:
where best to site your border and soil preparation
colour theory for creating mood and interest (including the approach of Gertrude Jekyll)
choice of shrubs and perennials to ensure diversity (of flower shape, foliage, heights and flowering times)
how to calculate the number of plants to include and how best to lay them out and space them in the border.
The course will be a mix of theory and practical design work, and you will complete the day with your own planting design.