Cottage style garden
Hello, I am a complete gardening novice and have recently moved house, we now have a west facing front garden (and an east facing rear garden but that is more for the dog and children to play so I have claimed the front garden to try and develop my gardening skills!) So I have decided I would like to make my front garden into a real "cottage garden" but I have no idea where to begin, the front garden is currently mainly laid to lawn with a plant border just to the front of the house with a few shrubs and bits in, I would love to grow a climbing plant around the front door and also have lots of purple/pink colours in the flower bed. I have also decided I would like a lavender hedge to the front of the garden. If anyone could give me ideas on reasonably easy to keep alive plants which would suit please let me know!