The broken fence to the left of the space was replaced with a high brick wall. Both this and the existing wall were painted white to provide a stylish, neutral backdrop to the planting palette. The space was divided into three beds, which are separated by a curved cobblestone path running from the back door to the end of the space. In keeping with the cottage garden look, the space was packed with hardy evergreens to provide the backbone to the planting scheme, interspersed with soft flowering perennials in a riot of colors to bring the borders to life in the spring and summer months. The planting scheme also featured a selection of herbs and fruits, and grapes to grow along the white walls, a large flowering cherry tree with edible fruit and a lemon tree planted in a pot. A selection of traditional perennial garden herbs planted near the back door will yield a fair amount for culinary use year after year.
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