However, strange as it may seem, by midsummer my 'cottagey
' garden will be as scented and colourful as anything seen at Chelsea - or the gardens so carefully controlled by my horticultural know-it-all neighbour and daughter.
On sale, through Halifax in Selly Oak, at pounds 144,950, it has central heating and double glazing and a deceptive amount of living space behind its cottagey
"I always wanted a conservatory kitchen, because the rest of the house is so low and cottagey
. The designer broughtaminibus of all those who had worked on different pieces to see it finished."
"I really like herbaceous planting and would love to put some herbaceous beds in next year, my own garden is very herbaceous and cottagey
but quite small so it would be nice to have some nice big beds in the park to plant up.
Old wooden boxes, a bread crock, terracotta forcing pots, all provide character and reinforce the feel of a country cottagey
garden that anyone would fall in love with.
"I like your garden," she says politely, "it's 'cottagey
She said: "I think this is a real 'cottagey
The bedrooms are cottagey
rather than luxurious; many can be interconnecting.
NIGELLA is nice for a cottagey
feel and Dobies have come up with Choc Ice, unsurprisingly white with a brownish centre.
HISTORY: The front of the 400-year-old cottage; PERIOD PEACE: The beamed living room has a cottagey
feel, but Jo's matching sofas, from Elephant, are clean and contemporary
Old-fashioned double daisies look great edging your cottagey
areas, drumstick primulas for damp shade, and so on.
ELIZABETH CLOUSTON lives in a four-bedroom 1980s home in High Pittington, County Durham, which she has transformed from a characterless box into an elegant home with a French cottagey