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Do you love English country style you certainly don't need to live in England to have an English country-style garden. So I'm here to talk to experts and head gardeners about what English country style is and how you can achieve it for your garden.

It's Alexandra here from the Middlesized Garden, YouTube channel and blog, and i'm talking to head gardeners at amazing gardens such as Chatsworth, West Dean and people who & # 39. Ve worked at Barnsley House or the National Trust, and also the editor of the English Garden magazine Clare Foggett.

I'll, put links to all of these in the description below so that you can find out more about them, and I'm also here at Doddington Place, Gardens in Kent, which is a beautiful english country, garden owned by richard and Missy, oldfield and amissia is going to tell us something about what she thinks.

English country garden style is about as well. I think it's, an english country garden, because the it's got a lot of herbaceous borders which are at full flow in june, and having been on the garden tour of france a few years ago, where there are no flowers At all in gardens, i realized that what i really love is an english country garden, and this garden is bursting with flowers of every shape and hue and size and color, and that's.

What i think is particularly english - and we are in the middle of june and june - is a month famous for its roses, and this garden has lots and lots of roses everywhere, but um i haven't. They're painted clue what they're all called.

There are so many of them, but i do love them. The bulk of the garden was laid out at the beginning of the 20th century by aunt maude, who's. My husband's, um relation, i'm, not quite sure how close, but anyway, she laid out.

Having bought the house just before the first world war and she made the garden, then she got the the design for the sunk garden then and laid out this rock garden. Where i'm sitting now and did a great deal of planting and planted the ewes which, over the past 100 years have grown into strange shapes that they're well known.

For i think, a mixture of lots of flowers is essential for a country, garden, english country garden, lots of different flowers. Joff elfic, is a freelance gardener and he also runs the pot and klosh gardening podcast.

He's worked at barnsley house, which is a classic house for english country garden style and also for the national trust and the manual cat says hello. My name is joe felvik and i'm, a gardener and a podcaster from gloucestershire.

I look after four gardens in the cotswolds and i & # 39. Ve got a podcast called pot and garden podcasts, where i talk to garden writers, head gardeners, nursery owners and other haughty movers and shakers to talk about english country gardens.

I think i need to define what i see as an english country garden. It's, a broad church and one not easily defined, and many people's. Opinions will vary on where the boundaries exactly fall. Firstly, i'd, like to say it's, not necessarily in england, and not necessarily, though, probably in the countryside, what i think it's, not is a cottage garden or a landscape garden of the earlier landscape movement, though Even some of these have later additions planted in english country garden style.

I'm thinking of rousham, for instance. I think it's, predominantly a style of garden that was spawned during the late victorian area and one whose popularity has continued to this day and made up of a number of features, one or all of which might possibly be present.

And whether large or small in size, i imagined wide paths, deep herbaceous, borders, ponds, structures, pools, rails, stone, terraces and lavishly planted pots, an area for growing vegetables, isn't a miss along with its associated buildings and beautiful glass houses, war, fruit, an orchard And some topri can also be thrown into that horticultural pot.

The english part of the name might suggest that this type of garden needs to be. In england, though, i've seen some gardens in chicago more english in their style than some. I've seen at home and to suggest they're.

Even english might also be a bit of a misnomer, postages, cloches alley or trump loy all are borrowed names. Rosemi very was an expert at using historical references and recreating them at a scale to suit the space or area of the garden she had and she took inspiration from early 15th century gardens onwards.

Even the structures and ornamentation in these gardens can be borrowed and there are effectively scrapbooks or travelogues of previous owners. European or world tours you've, got anything from greek sarcophagi to stone, urns and carved stone figures, and i wouldn't.

Be surprised to see something depicting a greek legend lurking in a niche around a corner, and i know what you're thinking. He's straying, and you can even see from my description that there are areas and features that you'd, expect to see in some of the large landscape gardens such as blenheim or stowe.

My advice to anyone wanting to recreate an english country garden is to start with the planted borders and add features one by one from there. Prepare the border well um, leave plenty of space at the rear to gain some access for hedge clipping or pruning, and always be a step ahead with staking in may.

We're all under the impression that we're great gardeners, but come june with the border at its height, any unexpected rainstorm or a few days of gusting. Winds are going to create a tangled mess and really effective recovery from that is almost impossible now for features, perhaps a simple focal point of a generously planted urn at the end of the path or maybe an exuberant arch planted with climbing roses.

And finally, the one single piece of advice - i'd like to offer - and you can nip off and get a pen now - is to plant blue delphiniums. You must have blue delphiniums. Claire foggett is the editor of the magazine, the english garden.

The english garden is a magazine that features gardens from all over the uk, both large and small and town and country. It covers garden trends how-tos and has stunning photography, so i asked claire for her tips on what english country garden style is and how to achieve it.

In your garden. She says english country garden style is traditional and timeless. It's, not a follower of fashion. It can even be quite old-fashioned, but as a result of this gardens have a wonderful mellow feel english country gardens feel part of the fabric of the land.

Harking back to eras of the great gardeners like dirk drew jikel and william robinson. You can create an english country garden anywhere in towns in cities in small gardens and the key to evoking that country garden feeling is the planting claire advises you to choose classic traditional plants, roses clematis and honeysuckle on trellis perennials for soft summer color think delphiniums hardy Geraniums astrantia alcamino mollus, all those really clinch the english country garden, look choose anything that conjures up a romantic dreamy feeling and if you have a space permanent features, hard landscaping and structures also help achieve the look things like rose: arches, obelisks and borders topiary a sundial, A meadow an orchard and in the interests of wildlife and sustainability, we're, all being much less precious about our lawns.

We no longer need to have stripes, she says, but an expanse of green grass is a quintessential for an english country garden. So she advises you to avoid fashions in gardening. If you want english country style and to visit lots of english country style gardens, if you can or watch videos about them, if you can't visit them, she says we're lucky in that we have so many wonderful examples.

Barnsley house grave time, anna rockcliff, great dixter, sissinghurst hidcut and many many more. So what is english country style? Not what should you avoid claire says that an english country, garden doesn't, follow trends and having anything very modern, may look out of place.

It's better to have a weathered wooden, luchens bench or wrought iron furniture than say a plastic bistro set and try to use reclaimed stone for paving rather than something shiny, laser-cut and new. But above all because the style comes from larger gardens.

Be very generous in your planting have the biggest possible borders and the fullest possible borders that you can have so make planted areas as big as you can or as you dare steve porter is the head gardener at chatsworth, which is possibly britain's.

Grandest garden and maybe even its oldest garden, it was laid out around 500 years ago by bess of hardwick, who was known as one of elizabeth. The first's best friends. However, there is little evidence left of bess's garden as the first duke of devonshire revamped, the gardens in the baroque style at the beginning of the 18th century, creating amazing fountains and a massive rock cascade, adding a folly and many more things after Him capability brown surrounded the house with then fashionable naturalistic, parkland and since then, more english country garden elements have been added, probably starting with joseph paxton and then onto a rose garden, a rock garden, a maze, an arboretum and a pineapple steve describes english country garden style.

As simply a layer of what goes on at chatsworth, but he says it's, the element that visitors really respond to most because it reminds them of their grandmother's gardens. He once again describes the planting as being absolutely key to english country style.

Plants to plant include rhododendrons, honeysuckle roses, foxgloves hollyhocks, alcamilamolus, dahlias and perennials go for full borders, with lots of colour form and texture spilling out over paths.

He says that, for him, english country style is soft and gentle. It's, not ordered or designed, but he would add tropical plants or exotic plants such as ricinous or banana palms, because the victorians, who are very much at the heart of english country style, brought all these exotic plants over when they were traveling and They planted them in their gardens.

He says, treat these plants as a sort of star plant and dot them around in a relaxed way in borders. Steve also advises you to have some structure such as pergolas or topiary, because the garden can look very empty in winter and you really need something that can make your garden look.

A bit special in winter, westeen, gardens in sussex, has been called one of the great restored english gardens its grade, two starred listed garden by historic england and the current garden layout dates back to the early 19th century.

It has a walled kitchen garden, glass houses and fruit, glowing collections, award-winning, sunken garden, a pergola and more. I asked head gardener tom brown. What he thinks english country style consists of and how to achieve it.

Oh yeah, i'm tom brown. I'm. The head gardener at westine college in west sussex. I'm just taking a moment to bring you this video from the head. Gardener's office. Now, english country garden style to me is a sort of an a style that appears to be effortless uh.

It's, an immersive experience when you walk into a good garden that epitomizes this style and it triggers all sorts of senses and just makes you feel very at ease and relaxed in that it doesn't jar. Everything just seems to flow, i think in a particularly good garden, with this particular style.

Now, in terms of of tips on how to achieve this, i'd, say less is more rhythm and repetition are really important when it comes to creating these kind of borders and feelings within a garden. So if you have, as most of us, do huge ambitions to fill your garden with as many wonderful plants as you can just try and curtail that a little bit so go with a smaller pallet and look at having bigger clumps and repeating them around your space.

And i often try to get my eyes to work a lot harder than my feet so, for example, in the early summer, when the tool bearded irises are flowering position them throughout your garden. So as you walk in there your eyes then bounce around every corner.

Picking up on those bearded irises, so you start to experience the garden without actually taking a step. The other thing you want to be thinking about is that naturalistic field, these english country garden, styles, don't want to be forced or don't want to seem forced so, where you & # 39, ve got your backbone and your Structure to your garden, perhaps with some larger clumps of perennials and planting, think about weaving naturalistic plants throughout which again gives the sense that they've, been planted, naturally by a higher power rather than yourself.

But what that will do is just knit everything together and give it that effortlessness, which, which is very important so plants like fox gloves and some affair and poppies. Ami mages, dill, even in flower, can be tremendous just think about growing a few of those and working them through your planting and to say just be very careful with that palette, not to overdo it.

If you think, when you're at a party and you're in a group of people, if everybody talks at the same time, it's very difficult to pick up that thread and pick up that conversation that you're trying to follow, whereas if you & # 39, ve got one particular theme, or one particular color that you're using like in a conversation.

If there's, one person that's talking at one time, you can follow it understand it enjoy it that much better happy gardening thanks very much there's, an english country, garden style playlist. At the end of this video, and if you'd, like more tips, ideas and inspiration for your garden then do subscribe to the middlesized garden youtube channel, and thank you for watching goodbye.

Do you love english country style? You certainly don't need to live in england to have an english country-style garden. So i'm here to talk to experts and head gardeners about what english country style is and how you can achieve it for your garden.

It's alexandra here from the middlesized garden, youtube channel and blog, and i'm talking to head gardeners at amazing gardens such as chatsworth, west dean and people who & # 39. Ve worked at barnsley house or the national trust, and also the editor of the english garden magazine, claire foggett.

They'll, put links to all of these in the description below so that you can find out more about them, and i'm also here at doddington place, gardens in kent, which is a beautiful english country, garden owned by richard and Missy, oldfield and amissia is going to tell us something about what she thinks.

English country garden style is about as well. I think it's, an english country garden, because the it's got a lot of herbaceous borders which are at full flow in june, and having been on the garden tour of france a few years ago, where there are no flowers At all in gardens, i realized that what i really love is an english country garden, and this garden is bursting with flowers of every shape and hue and size and color, and that's.

What i think is particularly english - and we are in the middle of june and june - is a month famous for its roses, and this garden has lots and lots of roses everywhere, but um i haven't. They're painted clue what they're all called.

There are so many of them, but i do love them. The bulk of the garden was laid out at the beginning of the 20th century by aunt maude, who's. My husband's, um relation, i'm, not quite sure how close, but anyway, she laid out.

Having bought the house just before the first world war and she made the garden, then she got the the design for the sunk garden then and laid out this rock garden. Where i'm sitting now and did a great deal of planting and planted the ewes which, over the past 100 years have grown into strange shapes that they're well known.

For i think, a mixture of lots of flowers is essential for a country, garden, english country garden, lots of different flowers. Joff elfic, is a freelance gardener and he also runs the pot and klosh gardening podcast.

He's worked at barnsley house, which is a classic house for english country garden style and also for the national trust and the manual cat says hello. My name is joe felvik and i'm, a gardener and a podcaster from gloucestershire.

I look after four gardens in the cotswolds and i & # 39. Ve got a podcast called pot and garden podcasts, where i talk to garden writers, head gardeners, nursery owners and other haughty movers and shakers to talk about english country gardens.

I think i need to define what i see as an english country garden. It's, a broad church and one not easily defined, and many people's. Opinions will vary on where the boundaries exactly fall. Firstly, i'd, like to say it's, not necessarily in england, and not necessarily, though, probably in the countryside, what i think it's, not is a cottage garden or a landscape garden of the earlier landscape movement, though Even some of these have later additions planted in english country garden style.

I'm thinking of rousham, for instance. I think it's, predominantly a style of garden that was spawned during the late victorian area and one whose popularity has continued to this day and made up of a number of features, one or all of which might possibly be present.

And whether large or small in size, i imagined wide paths, deep herbaceous, borders, ponds, structures, pools, rails, stone, terraces and lavishly planted pots, an area for growing vegetables, isn't a miss along with its associated buildings and beautiful glass houses, war, fruit, an orchard And some topri can also be thrown into that horticultural pot.

The english part of the name might suggest that this type of garden needs to be. In england, though, i've seen some gardens in chicago more english in their style than some. I've seen at home and to suggest they're.

Even english might also be a bit of a misnomer, postages, cloches alley or trump loy all are borrowed names. Rosemi very was an expert at using historical references and recreating them at a scale to suit the space or area of the garden she had and she took inspiration from early 15th century gardens onwards.

Even the structures and ornamentation in these gardens can be borrowed and there are effectively scrapbooks or travelogues of previous owners. European or world tours you've, got anything from greek sarcophagi to stone, urns and carved stone figures, and i wouldn't.

Be surprised to see something depicting a greek legend lurking in a niche around a corner, and i know what you're thinking. He's straying, and you can even see from my description that there are areas and features that you'd, expect to see in some of the large landscape gardens such as blenheim or stowe.

My advice to anyone wanting to recreate an english country garden is to start with the planted borders and add features one by one from there. Prepare the border well um, leave plenty of space at the rear to gain some access for hedge clipping or pruning, and always be a step ahead with staking in may.

We're all under the impression that we're great gardeners, but come june with the border at its height, any unexpected rainstorm or a few days of gusting. Winds are going to create a tangled mess and really effective recovery from that is almost impossible now for features, perhaps a simple focal point of a generously planted urn at the end of the path or maybe an exuberant arch planted with climbing roses.

And finally, the one single piece of advice - i'd like to offer - and you can nip off and get a pen now - is to plant blue delphiniums. You must have blue delphiniums. Claire foggett is the editor of the magazine, the english garden.

The english garden is a magazine that features gardens from all over the uk, both large and small and town and country. It covers garden trends how-tos and has stunning photography, so i asked claire for her tips on what english country garden style is and how to achieve it.

In your garden. She says english country garden style is traditional and timeless. It's, not a follower of fashion. It can even be quite old-fashioned, but as a result of this gardens have a wonderful mellow feel english country gardens feel part of the fabric of the land.

Harking back to eras of the great gardeners like dirk drew jikel and william robinson. You can create an english country garden anywhere in towns in cities in small gardens and the key to evoking that country garden feeling is the planting claire advises you to choose classic traditional plants, roses clematis and honeysuckle on trellis perennials for soft summer color think delphiniums hardy Geraniums astrantia alcamino mollus, all those really clinch the english country garden, look choose anything that conjures up a romantic dreamy feeling and if you have a space permanent features, hard landscaping and structures also help achieve the look things like rose: arches, obelisks and borders topiary a sundial, A meadow an orchard and in the interests of wildlife and sustainability, we're, all being much less precious about our lawns.

We no longer need to have stripes, she says, but an expanse of green grass is a quintessential for an english country garden. So she advises you to avoid fashions in gardening. If you want english country style and to visit lots of english country style gardens, if you can or watch videos about them, if you can't visit them, she says we're lucky in that we have so many wonderful examples.

Barnsley house grave time, anna rockcliff, great dixter, sissinghurst hidcut and many many more. So what is english country style? Not what should you avoid claire says that an english country, garden doesn't, follow trends and having anything very modern, may look out of place.

It's better to have a weathered wooden, luchens bench or wrought iron furniture than say a plastic bistro set and try to use reclaimed stone for paving rather than something shiny, laser-cut and new. But above all because the style comes from larger gardens.

Be very generous in your planting have the biggest possible borders and the fullest possible borders that you can have so make planted areas as big as you can or as you dare steve porter is the head gardener at chatsworth, which is possibly britain's.

Grandest garden and maybe even its oldest garden, it was laid out around 500 years ago by bess of hardwick, who was known as one of elizabeth. The first's best friends. However, there is little evidence left of bess's garden as the first duke of devonshire revamped, the gardens in the baroque style at the beginning of the 18th century, creating amazing fountains and a massive rock cascade, adding a folly and many more things after Him capability brown surrounded the house with then fashionable naturalistic, parkland and since then, more english country garden elements have been added, probably starting with joseph paxton and then onto a rose garden, a rock garden, a maze, an arboretum and a pineapple steve describes english country garden style.

As simply a layer of what goes on at chatsworth, but he says it's, the element that visitors really respond to most because it reminds them of their grandmother's gardens. He once again describes the planting as being absolutely key to english country style.

Plants to plant include rhododendrons, honeysuckle roses, foxgloves hollyhocks, alcamilamolus, dahlias and perennials go for full borders, with lots of colour form and texture spilling out over paths.

He says that, for him, english country style is soft and gentle. It's, not ordered or designed, but he would add tropical plants or exotic plants such as ricinous or banana palms, because the victorians, who are very much at the heart of english country style, brought all these exotic plants over when they were traveling and They planted them in their gardens.

He says, treat these plants as a sort of star plant and dot them around in a relaxed way in borders. Steve also advises you to have some structure such as pergolas or topiary, because the garden can look very empty in winter and you really need something that can make your garden look.

A bit special in winter, westeen, gardens in sussex, has been called one of the great restored english gardens its grade, two starred listed garden by historic england and the current garden layout dates back to the early 19th century.

It has a walled kitchen garden, glass houses and fruit, glowing collections, award-winning, sunken garden, a pergola and more. I asked head gardener tom brown. What he thinks english country style consists of and how to achieve it.

Oh yeah, i'm tom brown. I'm. The head gardener at westine college in west sussex. I'm just taking a moment to bring you this video from the head. Gardener's office. Now, english country garden style to me is a sort of an a style that appears to be effortless uh.

It's, an immersive experience when you walk into a good garden that epitomizes this style and it triggers all sorts of senses and just makes you feel very at ease and relaxed in that it doesn't jar. Everything just seems to flow, i think in a particularly good garden, with this particular style.

Now, in terms of of tips on how to achieve this, i'd, say less is more rhythm and repetition are really important when it comes to creating these kind of borders and feelings within a garden. So if you have, as most of us, do huge ambitions to fill your garden with as many wonderful plants as you can just try and curtail that a little bit so go with a smaller pallet and look at having bigger clumps and repeating them around your space.

And i often try to get my eyes to work a lot harder than my feet so, for example, in the early summer, when the tool bearded irises are flowering position them throughout your garden. So as you walk in there your eyes then bounce around every corner.

Picking up on those bearded irises, so you start to experience the garden without actually taking a step. The other thing you want to be thinking about is that naturalistic field, these english country garden, styles, don't want to be forced or don't want to seem forced so, where you & # 39, ve got your backbone and your Structure to your garden, perhaps with some larger clumps of perennials and planting, think about weaving naturalistic plants throughout which again gives the sense that they've, been planted, naturally by a higher power rather than yourself.

But what that will do is just knit everything together and give it that effortlessness, which, which is very important so plants like fox gloves and some affair and poppies. Ami mages, dill, even in flower, can be tremendous just think about growing a few of those and working them through your planting and to say just be very careful with that palette, not to overdo it.

If you think, when you're at a party and you're in a group of people, if everybody talks at the same time, it's very difficult to pick up that thread and pick up that conversation that you're trying to follow, whereas if you & # 39, ve got one particular theme, or one particular color that you're using like in a conversation.

If there's, one person that's talking at one time, you can follow it understand it enjoy it that much better happy gardening thanks very much there's, an english country, garden style playlist. At the end of this video, and if you'd, like more tips, ideas and inspiration for your garden then do subscribe to the middlesized garden youtube channel and thank you for watching goodbye.

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