Poppy Cottage Garden now specialises in Garden Design and Plant Care, and Gardening Tuition in your garden or ours. Please see my ‘Papaver’ services! Papaver is the scientific name for poppy so I thought it a very apt title for my new ventures.

We had the honour of taking over the Garden at Poppy Cottage in early 2017 from Dave and Tina Primmer. Taking on such a beautiful, established garden was very exciting and challenging! However, a lifetime love of gardening, a Masters degree and RHS level 3 qualifications has helped to care for this lovely place. More hours in the day would be appreciated though!

I like to garden for wildlife. I like the plants to look as though they belong where they sit within the borders, and I am a big fan of those that self seed. Very often these are the happy accidents that bring a scheme together or produce some wonderful combinations not thought of before.

I am also a big fan of late winter and early spring plants such as hellebores and snowdrops, and hope to establish an impressive display of these.

As with any garden, it is evolving. Wooden structures have suffered with time and need removing. Some of the planting has either disappeared or tried to take over neighbouring borders, so I am editing all the time. It also means that the Garden is a wonderful place for gardening tuition – there are so many different areas and parts to the garden, there are bound to be similarities with most attendee’s own gardens.

We look forward to meeting you at one of our garden workshops or one-to-one sessions and until then, please follow us on any of our social media accounts!

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