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knot garden

A complicated garden design, usually small in area, and making use of plants set in geometric patterns, low hedges of shrubs trimmed into ornamental shapes as borders, and green foliage set off by sharp color contrast.
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Specifically select the plants that appeal to you, and then divide or intersperse them using roses, boxwoods, or other dividing plants appropriate to a Shakespeare Knot Garden, such as the Lavender munstead (Lavendula angustifolia "Munstead") and Blue Beauty rue (Ruta graveolens "Blue Beauty.
Knot garden Recycling Free range chickens Grow your own Handmade Weather-proofing Planting in gravel is a great way to protect those herbaceous perennials - and looks good, too.
RESIDENTS have been invited to design a new knot garden for an ancient building on the outskirts of Nuneaton.
The sweeping lawns and knot gardens lead on to a walkway through golden hop-clad arbour and a kitchen garden with raised arbour.
EXPERT TIP: Buxus suffruticosa is a dwarf form of box that is especially suited for use in knot gardens - a series of low hedges that are designed to l o o k l i k e interwoven threads - or grown in pots or containers.
As an artist's impression shows (overleaf), it was a typically Elizabethan enclosed garden divided into quarters, each containing two detailed knot gardens of the kind in vogue at the time.
KNOT gardens made by interlocking low box and lavender hedges in square or rectangular-shaped beds have been a popular feature in gardens for over 600 years.
STRETCH YOUR LEGS: Take a walk around the mediaeval knot gardens and along the river when you stop off at Water-perry Gardens, two miles from Junction 8A.
There are knot gardens to front and back, paddock, mature trees and the church as close neighbour.
KNOT gardens have been popular since the 16th Century and they are a stylish, low-maintenance solution for modern gardens.
And if they want the ultimate venue for a private party or reception, they can book the mansion's staterooms, long gallery and knot gardens.