Cottage planting is one of the best and most-rewarding type of borders we can create in a garden: they have a long season of interest with new colours popping up each season, evolving the appearance of the border as the plants mature. This traditional herbaceous border has a mixture of self-seeding annuals and perennials with different shapes and textures to make an interesting focal point for the garden and transition area which connects this rural house to the surrounding landscape. Repetition of plant groups and associations are essential so that the overall look is not too hectic.
“This type of planting is not just beneficial for the human eye; it also promotes wildlife. Most of these scented flowers attract bees, butterflies and other insects which invites birds into the garden as well.”