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A Japanese Cottage Garden

A mere four years ago, this eighth-of-an-acre suburban plot was little more than a scruffy miniature football pitch and looming conifers, so the owners, spent the first year removing the conifers.


Season:
Summer


Location:
Middlesex, UK


Credits:
GAP Photos/Nicola Stocken


Feature No:   2990 

Qty of Images:    74 

 



 
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Synopsis
Then, the second year, they started planting and the influence of the Japanese owner started to show with plants originating from her native Japan, and a garden unfolded that she describes as 'Japanese combined with a cottage garden feel'. Working from a rough plan, the couple laid hosepipe on the lawn to mark the curving borders, edging them with stone unearthed in the garden — thereby slightly raising the borders in which the heavy clay is diluted with the addition of new top soil and compost. At the far end of the plot, a delightful potager is overlooked by a summerhouse clad in summer's roses.

 

 

 
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