THE GARDEN Country garden in Sussex
SPACE A south-facing garden, divided into distinct zones with the help of a various flower beds and outdoor buildings, a vegetable garden and ornamental hedges.
Late-summer perennials fill the borders of this cottage garden with splashes of pretty colour – Striking lavander-blues, silvery sedum, pink Japanese anemones and tall Verbena bonariensis are all in the mix.
In one corner of this country garden, a striking green painted summerhouse is partially hidden beneath a combination of climbing ramblers. Patio planters beneath the windows of the building lend valuable detailing to the look.
Garden Trading sells a good selection of garden accessories, including planters and pots.
Part of this country garden has been dedicated to cutting flowers such as dahlias and cosmos, which the owner can use in her flower arrangements. A greenhouse provides extra space for growing vegetables.
Homebase sells a range of greenhouses.
Hostas and hydrangeas provide the textured backdrop to pretty garden furniture. A simple potted plant adds a point of interest to the table.
Petersham Nurseries sells traditional French-style wrought iron garden furniture.