Help to design a cottage garden border please
Is anyone able to help me plan my garden borders – I moved in autumn 2016 and waited to see what would grow – pretty much nothing, I have removed the dated and dingy conifers and pyracatha and so have a bklank canvas to plant. Eventually I’d like to change the lawn to a circular one, - to detract from the very stark view of the fence(it’s a wide but shallow garden). I am eeping the patio, decking, shed and path where they are due to cost.
I am aiming for a modern cottage garden – mainly white, but some pale pinks, deep blues and mauves.
The only plant worth keeping was the pinkish lilac in the main bed.
The main priority is the main border
45 lily of the valley pips
White bleeding heart root(may/aug)
1 white peony lactifolia root(flowers june/july)
25 iris blue magic bulbs (deep blue)
40 brodiae queen fabolia (deep blue)
25 peacock orchids (white) (flower aug/October)
Mock orange stem
Honeysuckle lonerica stem
David Austin iceberg climbing rose 9white)
David Austin spirit of freedom - pink bush rose
Annuals – night scented stock, 10 week stocks, cornflowers, pots of lobelia
Climbers – 7 small common jasmine, one pink jasmine, one pink honeysuckle, will add a variety of commin white clematis too
Will buy some more climbing roses – mainly white and cheap obnes as the david aust9on ones have let me down
White alliums – will buy in pots in the summer
I am trying to plan for year long interest, nice scents, not too high maintenance..