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St. John's Cottages Garden Plan

Plants: Positions & Descriptions

DOWN THE DRIVE EDGING THE VEGETABLE BEDS:
Mixed borders including roses: Constance Spry, New English roses Glamis Castle (white), Jayne Austin (yellow), Country Living (pink),L D Braithwaite (red), The Fairy, pink, white and red old roses, some of which predate our purchase of the cottages; delphinium, lavender, rue, michaelmas daisies, poppies, red and white lychnis, campanula pyramidalis and persifolica, hollyhock, asphodel, anchusa, larkspur, alchemilla, hydrangea, eryngium, iris, geraniums, achillea "The Pearl", phlox.

IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN:
Fruit: standard black & red currants, blackberries, Autumn Bliss, raspberries. 4 standard dwarf Bramleys round centre bed, single espaliers of Blenheim Orange, Worcester Pearmain, Egremont Russet and Jupiter standards.

VEGETABLES:
Savoy, red and white cabbage, seakale, leeks, radishes, French bean "Safari", blettes, globe arti­chokes , courgettes, Brussels sprouts, petits pois and mangetout, lettuces Fortune, oak-leaved white and red, sangria, etc., tomatoes Inca, Marmande, Cherry Belle, Golden Sunrise.

UNDER AN OLD APPLE TREE AND IN BORDER BY FLINT WALL:
Lavender hedge, blackcurrants, gooseberries, symphoricarpus, exochorda, witch hazel, sorbus cashmeriana, 2 large rosa mundi,
ceratostigma, philadelphus, cotoneaster.

IN FRONT OF THE COTTAGES:
Roses: Iceberg, red Nosegay, white rugosa, lavender hedge, santolina, rue

THE FORMAL HERB GARDEN:
22 clipped box cylinders; circle of pink and white lavender around family apple tree, thyme beds edged with dwarf lavender with a central rosemary, marjoram and golden marjoram, tree onion, vervain, chives, sweet Cicely, common, red and variegated sage, lovage, wormwood, curry plant, elecampane, lungwort, hearts­ease, foxglove, comfrey, savory, tansy, borage, camphor, tarragon, love-in-a-mist, sorrel, rue, Good King Henry, columbine, variegated rue, hyssop, southernwood.

AVENUE OF 22 CLIPPED BAYS, 2 STANDARD VARIEGATED HOLLIES AND 35 ICEBERG ROSES:
Spring bulbs, alchemillla, rosemary, rose Golden Showers, creeping campanula, lychnis, morello and Stella cherries, pears William and Conference, alpine strawberries under the fruit trees, valerian, feverfew, santolina, old fuchsias which were next to the church hall and survived its demolition in 1980.

NORTH OF THE STUDIO:
Hellebores, hops, rose rubrifolia, white rugosa, honeysuckle (wild seed brought from La Roque Alric), viburnum.
BY THE SWIMMING POOL BUILDING:
New York Muscat grapes, Japanese anemone, agapanthus and hibiscus in pots, Trees: Apricot, Early Rivers, Czar plum, wall trained red currants.

WEST OF POOL:
FIRST BED: Olive trees from Avignon. Mixed border including campanula, persifolica, astrantia, alliums, regate lilies, white lavatera.
SECOND BED: Standard Sweet Morello Cherry, 4 box pyramids, garlic chives, parsley, sweet pea pyramids, dill, vegetables.
THIRD BED: Standard prunus, 4 box pyramids, spring bulbs, cowslips, white verbascum, edged with alpine strawberries. Vegetables in the Summer.
FOURTH BED: Edge of box, central variegated box circle, standard bay tree, In bed to the south: monks' hood, phlox, hydrangea paniculata, medlar, larkspur, various thalictrums, poppies.

GREENHOUSE, COLD FRAME, TREE AND PLANT
NURSERY: Auriculas in pots, melons, aubegines & cucumbers in the Summer.

NABOTH'S VINEYARD - THE WILD GARDEN:
All British native wild flowers: primroses, cowslips and fritillaries; cornfield annuals and perennials. Vines including New York Muscat, damson, 3 Victoria plums, blackberry quince, Golden Hornet crabapple, 3 pears including Katy, white jasmine on summerhouse with vines, apples including russets, Discovery, Golden Delicious, Cox.

THE ORIGINAL GARDEN OF 6 MOAT SOLE:
On the walls: roses Swan Lake, Madame. Alfred Carrière, Wintersweet, everlasting sweet pea, winter and yellow summer jasmine, clematis armandii, orientalis and montana pink, honeysuckle, blue wisteria, dark red magnolia, love-in-a-mist, foxgloves, monkshood, creeping blue campanula, perennial cornflower, tobacco, larkspur, Michaelmas daisies, New English roses Brother Cadfael , Kathryn Morley and Icebrg, campanula. In pots: oak tree(1956), many clipped box standards and columns, standard clipped hawthorns and cotoneasters, ivy, santolina and seasonal plants in pots and pottery baskets.

BY THE GARAGE:
Vine Seyve-Villard planted 1983, wrought iron flowers.

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Robert and Claudia Maxtone-Graham

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