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Languedoc  Cistus x purpureus f. holorhodus,  Cotyledon macrantha, Rhodanthemum hosmariense,  Artemisia canariensis, Ballota pseudodictamnus, wild lavender.

My garden on the French Mediterranean coast near Spain was retrieved from overgrown chaos starting 8 years ago.

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‘Little Sparta’ just south of Edinburgh: the use of Sweet Cicely as soft feathery underplanting around a small copse of trees,

Wild Child: An Intoxicating English Garden at Tattenhall Hall: Gardenista. A corkscrew willow, Salix tortuosa.

Self-seeders such as white Lychnis coronaria ‘Alba’, parsley and tragopogon migrate around Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ and foxtail lilies in a bed near the house.

LIFESTYLE: The lush green glory of the English garden

In an exclusive extract from her new book, The Private Gardens of England, Tania reveals how giving nature the upper hand at Spilsbury Farm has proved delightfully fruitful.



Knightshayes - Buds are on the trees, the birds are singing and spring is in the air - get outside to one of these gorgeous gardens - outdoor spaces on HOUSE by House & Garden