Garden at Ashtree Cottage by Wendy Lauderdale
Around a rustic thatched cottage, once owned by the village wheelwright, Wendy Lauderdale has created a perfect cottage garden. From a bare field and a tumbledown house, over ten years she has constructed an idyll. Plants grow in a dense profusion of scent and colour; in every corner of the garden successive waves of flowers and foliage come into play according to the seasons of the year. She tells the story, with easy-to-follow planting plans and hints and tips, of how, with the aid of her three cats and her husband as part-time help, she has created one of the most magical gardens in England.