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Big M LawnnSnow
05-02-2004, 05:19 PM
Anybody out there have a good design or any ideas for a small english garden??
Say 6'x24'
Also we need some good deer resistant plants.
The deer here are really chomping up everything.
Thanks
MJ

jwholden
05-02-2004, 10:49 PM
I'm with Big M, what specifically is an 'English Garden' or 'Cottage Garden'?

I have clients tell me they want this style garden, and in the next breath they say they want low maintenance. I think an English Garden means a whole bunch of perennials crammed together with mostly white flowers. I believe I need to get a book over at Amazon.com.

Big M LawnnSnow
05-04-2004, 05:29 AM
I guess nobody here knows.
Or don't you guys want to share the info.

Mats
05-04-2004, 07:16 PM
|| I guess nobody here knows. Or don't you guys want to share the info. ||

jwholden gave you a pretty good answer when he said, "I think an English Garden means a whole bunch of perennials crammed together with mostly white flowers. I believe I need to get a book over at Amazon.com."

That's my take on English style gardens - a bunch of herbaceous perennials jammed together. And no, English gardens are not low maintenance.

You'll get more info and ideas by buying a couple books on garden design, cottage gardens or English gardens than you'll ever get from an online forum.

That said, this forum is specifically about Cottage Gardens - http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/cottage/

Reading some of those threads will give you an idea of what an English garden entails.

ddthomas2
05-05-2004, 02:19 AM
English Gardens are just that, the type of gardens that one would see in England.

There is no absolute definition, but I feel that it best describes an outdoor area as opposed to a flower bed which we often refer to as a garden.

They are usually well defined area, and contain multiple elements such as an herb garden or a cut flower garden as described above. Could contain various other elements such as pathways, benches, arbors, ponds, etc.

Check the following link some addtional info.

http://www.britainexpress.com/History/english-gardens.htm

Dennis
GrassMasters of Louisiana

Big M LawnnSnow
05-05-2004, 05:54 AM
Thanks for the help guys.
I'll definately get some more books.
MJ

Keith Howells
05-05-2004, 08:49 AM
See if this plan works for you. There are others at this site as well.

http://houseandhome.msn.com/garden/EnglishCottageGardenDetails.aspx

PattiD
07-01-2004, 01:29 AM
Don't forget those wonderful old antique roses!! The "grandma" roses, no-fear bushes. There are wonderful pictures and descriptions on this site: www.countrysideroses.com This is a local nursery in our area I have been very pleased with that also sells by mailorder.