A bit of Eng­land Down Un­der Take in­spi­ra­tion from this charm­ing coun­try gar­den

Ram­ble through this coun­try gar­den for your taste of old-world charm

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - April Contents -

heav­ily (and heav­enly) in­flu­enced by for­mal English coun­try es­tates, this gar­den uses the lovely rolling hills of the Gipp­s­land dis­trict in the Vic­to­rian coun­try­side as a back­drop. Peren­ni­als and roses give bursts of colour, while ex­panses of lawn give the im­pres­sion the gar­den is much larger than it is. Take a walk around and pick up ideas for your place along the way.

Cre­ate in­ter­est by con­trast­ing colours and leaf tex­tures

If mow­ing the lawns has be­come tire­some, put in a wa­ter fea­ture, fill it with fish to keep away mos­qui­toes, and add wa­ter lilies for their beauty.

2 Ex­tend your view by tak­ing ad­van­tage of the land­scape next door. 3 En­sure a great first im­pres­sion by cre­at­ing a for­mal en­trance with box hedges clipped into neat pat­terns.

4 Mix the tall with the small, in no par­tic­u­lar pat­tern, and the for­mal with the in­for­mal to main­tain vis­ual en­gage­ment.

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