The plants for the three new planting beds and the existing bed, along with all the climbing plants and two small trees, were carefully chosen with the client. The site had its challenges as the area nearest the back door is in complete shade for the majority of the time so specimens such as Vibernum tinus ‘Eve Price’ as well as Hosta, Fatsia japonica and Vinca minor were chosen to suit the conditions. However further the garden there is plenty of sunshine so sun-loving cottage favourites such as Echinecea, Eryngium, and Cosmos were well suited. Fragrant plants and herbs such as Lavendula, Thymus and Rosmarinus were placed in the existing bed nearest the patio seating area. Although the planting is in its infancy, I look forward to revising this garden in years to come where hopefully it will have matured into a beautiful cottage garden.