#LE1021 Tina's Garden Blueprint

Hello Tina, your Garden Blueprint is here

I'm Sarah, your garden expert

I've been working in horticulture and landscape design for 15+ years. I loved reviewing your garden and crafting a blueprint for you. If you have any questions, click the icon in the bottom right corner for help.

Get started by watching a video I made for you below

Tina, here's my garden assessment

Expert Review

✔️ Spacious canvas

Your garden's generous size is ideal for bold features that captivate and add visual interest.

✔️ Loamy-clay soil

The slightly acidic, loamy-clay soil in your garden offers great fertility but poses some drainage challenges. I've chosen hardy plants that thrive in these conditions.

✔️ Ample sunlight

Thanks to the orientation of your garden, you receive ample sunlight, ensuring the plants I've chosen have the energy they need to flourish.

✔️ Low effort, big impact

As a budding gardener, I'll guide you by choosing low-maintenance plants, helping you achieve significant impact with minimal effort.

  • Year-Round Interest

    Using a variety of perennials, evergreens, and seasonal bloomers, your garden will maintain its allure across all seasons. ⮕

  • Colour Palette

    A stunning mix of blue, purple, and green plants to create a visually harmonious and soothing garden atmosphere. ⮕

  • Wildlife Friendly

    Incorporate native plants to attract and sustain local wildlife, bringing your garden to life.

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Tips and design principles

How to create your cottage garden

Creating a cottage garden style, especially in a corner of a large garden, involves blending informal beauty with structured chaos, resulting in a space that feels both whimsical and intimate.

Here are the key garden design principles to follow to achieve that quintessential cottage garden look:

Tina, I recommend:

Layering and height variation to draw focus and create your cottage whimsy

Tip: Incorporate plants of varying heights, from ground covers to tall spires, to create a multi-layered, textured look

Why: This adds depth and interest, drawing the eye upwards and making the space feel fuller and more dynamic.

Tina, I recommend:

Planting closely for a lush cottage feel

Tip: Plant closely to create a lush, abundant and informal feel essential to a cottage garden style, with flowers and foliage intertwining.

Why: Dense planting not only maximises colour and visual interest but also suppresses weeds, reducing garden maintenance. It mimics the charmingly crowded look of traditional cottage gardens.

Tina, I recommend:

Plant with blooming sequence in mind for all year interest

Tip: Choose a mix of evergreen and seasonal plants that bloom sequentially—from spring through autumn, complemented by evergreens for winter—to ensure continuous garden appeal.

Why: Sequential blooming ensures continuous interest throughout the growing season, providing a constantly evolving view.

  • 1. Consider more structural elements

    You could use paths, fences, gates, or arches to add structure and define your space. Structural elements give form to the garden, and can create a sense of intimacy and enclosure typical of cottage gardens. ⮕

  • 2. Add wildlife-friendly features

    I recommend looking at extra features that attract wildlife, such as bird baths, bug hotels and feeders. Adding elements that attract more wildlife will enhance your garden's natural feel. ⮕

  • 3. Add whimsical or vintage decor

    You could personalise your space with whimsical or vintage elements like a quaint bench, antique gardening tools or an old wheel barrow as decor. These touches add character and charm - reinforcing it's informal beauty. ⮕

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  • Skill Level


  • Plants

    x 26

  • Season

    All Year Round

  • Colours

    Blue & Purple

  • Safe

    Whole Family

  • Guarantee

    5 Years

  • Value

    Worth £717*

  • Finest plants

    4.8 ★★★★★
  • ✔️ Gives all-year-round interest

    I’ve chosen plants in your design that bloom at different times of the year, including plants that bloom in autumn and winter.

  • ✔️ Designed to attract wildlife

    Many of the plants I've included, including the perennial (grows every year) plants, are great to attract wildlife like bees and butterflies.

  • ✔️ Made for family and pets

    Firstly, every plant I’ve chosen are non-toxic to dogs. Also, I’ve used strategic plant placement to make delicate plants less accessible to your dog, away from the front of your flower bed.

  • ✔️ Plants chosen to thrive

    My favourite part of your bespoke design is making sure every plant is perfect for your garden, suited to your loamy soil, sun-loving, and complementary to each other. No faff.

  • ✔️ Plant-by-numbers in an afternoon

    My eco-friendly roll-out planting guide shows exactly where to plant, making planting a breeze.

  • ✔️ Easy to look after

    I've chosen hardy, easy care plants to make the upkeep of your garden easy.

Now Unlock Your Dream Garden

Tina, effortlessly bring your Garden Blueprint to life. Choose from three personalised ways to transform your garden:

  • 7 x

    Tall Feature Plants

  • 7 x

    Wildlife Friendly Shrubs

  • 6 x

    Autumn Interest Plants

  • 2 x

    Winter Interest Plants

  • 4 x


  • 1 x

    Biodegradable Plant-by-Numbers

  • 1 x

    Simple Planting Guide

  • Included

    Easy Plant Care & Advice

  • 1 x bag

    Organic Fertiliser

  • ...

    and some surprises!

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