Make your garden festive with lighting ideas from Cox & Cox

0 Written by Lisa on 30th Nov 2015 in Garden accessories, Inspiration

outdoor light up tree tower by Cox & Cox

I’ve written about Cox & Cox before as I love their products and garden accessories. This Christmas they have some gorgeous lighting products for the garden to make it really festive.

The Outdoor Light up Tree Tower (above) is fabulous – really effective I think and must be easier to put up than a string of lights around a tree.

Outdoor twinkle lights by Cox & Cox

Dot string lights by Cox & Cox

Although I say that, I do love to see lights in the trees, especially deciduous trees with pretty bark.  Either of the string lights above would work, but they also look effective on buildings, as shown.

outdoor light up birch tree from Cox & Cox

There have been twig trees on the market for years now, but this birch tree is really effective I think.  I really like the bark-effect on the stem.

Magical light up reindeer from Cox & Cox

Or you could go for something a bit more traditional like this lit reindeer head or the star below which would look lovely on a front door.

Faux rattan light up star by Cox & Cox

And finally, this pyramid tea light holder which I think would also look great indoors.

Tiered tea light holder by Cox & Cox

Cox & Cox is a great place for Christmas presents too and they stock wonderful Christmas accessories for indoors too including wreaths, candles and Christmas tree decorations .  You’ll find full details on their website.


(Images: Cox & Cox)

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0 Written by Lisa on 26th Nov 2015 in Inspiration

Chelsea Physic Garden Crafty Christmas Creations

Can you believe that Christmas is just four weeks away?  It always has a habit of creeping up on me and when I was in Cardiff earlier this week it seemed to be packed with shoppers already. Read more

Late autumn colour at Westonbirt Arboretum

0 Written by Lisa on 15th Nov 2015 in Inspiration

Autumn leaves at Westonbirt Lisa Cox Designs

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0 Written by Lisa on 6th Nov 2015 in Garden accessories, Inspiration

Wrought Iron Kadai Fire Bowl Black Country Metal Works

I have recently been in touch with Black Country Metal Works.  They’re a family run company based in Shropshire and home to the country’s largest outdoor display of decorative metal work, as well as the county’s only interactive forge offering visitors the opportunity to learn more about the craft of metalworking. Read more

From the drawing board: The finished Weybridge garden

0 Written by Lisa on 2nd Nov 2015 in From the drawing board

Back garden Weybridge Lisa Cox Designs

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From the drawing board: Finished garden in Chiswick

0 Written by Lisa on 26th Oct 2015 in From the drawing board

Small town garden after planting Lisa Cox Designs

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A stroll around the gardens at Hampton Court Castle in Herefordshire

0 Written by Lisa on 19th Oct 2015 in Inspiration

Hampton Court Castle Lisa Cox Designs

I met up with my friend and fellow garden designer Paul Richards last week.  We’re (sort of) local now so decided to meet at Hampton Court Castle for lunch and have a wander around the gardens as well.  Mostly because it’s half way between us. Read more

A return visit to Hauser & Wirth in Somerset

0 Written by Lisa on 12th Oct 2015 in Inspiration

Hauser & Wirth Somerset Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I went back to Hauser & Wirth last week in Bruton, Somerset.  I went last year when it had just opened so I was interested to see how it’s looking one year on. Read more

Low hedges – a few alternatives to Box

2 Written by Lisa on 6th Oct 2015 in Plants

Box topiary and stone bench in Box, Wiltshire

You may or may not have heard that there’s been an outbreak of box tree caterpillar in London and some of the Home Counties. The caterpillars eat the leaves and produce webbing over their feeding area which can eventually cause the plants to die. Read more

It’s bulb planting time!

0 Written by Lisa on 1st Oct 2015 in Design Tips, Plants

Golden narcissus at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox

I’ve just returned from Surrey after 5 long days planting my project in Weybridge.  No photos yet I’m afraid as it wasn’t looking very photogenic without the lawn and with the protective boards down on the terrace.  But I’ll be popping back at the end of October armed with my camera so I’ll share the pictures with you as soon as I can. Read more

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