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Cottage gardens encompass all sorts of plants, from herbaceous perennials to shrubs and annuals, all planted closely together to create an informal, random appearance. They are often valued for their attractiveness to wildlife and informal growth habit. Try growing climbing plants over arbours and throw in a few herbs and fruit plants for a genuine look! We have a fabulous range of cottage garden plants, all representing excellent value for money. For tips and advice see our guide to growing perennial plants and view our informative video.
Dactylorhiza majalis (Spotted Orchid)This fascinating orchid forms beautiful long spires of deep pink, delicately patterned flowers which appear in midsummer. As its name suggests, this terrestrial hardy Marsh Orchid prefers a moist soil and makes a lovely addition to damp meadows and woodland gardens. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6"). More info