Thoroughly Modern Tilly’s Garden

The minimal, modern style garden is nearly complete, big change from the garden of last spring.  Tilly the Cockapoo, has certainly made her mark in our garden, the lawn laid in the autumn couldn’t cope with our playful puppy, so dog friendly artificial turf seemed the perfect answer.
The planting kept simple, herbs, salad and veg okay for our furry friend to chew. The front garden, is now home to the cottage garden plants that need to be out of her way!

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All photographs ©teaandtiffindesigns

Labels for plants

ceramic labelsOnce my plants leave the greenhouse, I still like to keep them marked for information with a decorative label.
With herbs and vegetables, it is particularly useful to keep them identified, if you send someone else to collect what is needed for dinner. Good with Perennial plants too, a reminder where they were planted last summer, have they survived the winter?
I use these broken pottery labels to give a cottage garden feel to my kitchen garden.When making these, first smooth off any sharp edges on the pottery with coarse sandpaper, then for the writing use a waterproof marker pen.
Important to position them in a safe place away from children and pets.
herb labels
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When my cutting garden annuals are ready to plant in the garden, these colourful homemade labels are perfect reminder of each plant colour. metal heartschive labelportrait mock upThis Plant Label print is for sale in my Etsy shop.


All photographs @teaandtiffindesigns