How to create a cottage garden: This laid-back garden style is colourful, charming, practical and a cinch to plant. Bonus: It’s easy on your wallet too! plus I love the path idea down the side of my house
Use rectangles to create a zig-zag plot: A series of rectangular lawns or any other ground cover or paving of your choosing - pebbles, decking - are laid at right angles to each other. They traverse the garden, giving strong direction. By Diarmuid Gavin.