Wild County Kerry

0 Written by Lisa on 26th Sep 2017 in Inspiration

I’ve just returned from a week in Ireland where we had the most fabulous weather and were properly able to enjoy the amazing rugged landscape.

As you know, I get a lot of my inspiration from the landscape so although the pictures I’ll be sharing here aren’t really garden related, I do hope they give you some inspiration.

I love being in the hills and by the sea and Ireland gave us both in abundance.  The day we visited Valentia Island the wind was really strong, but you’d never know it looking at these pictures.

But the highlight of the week for me was a circular walk we did called the Bendee Trail which took us right up on the top of the mountain.  The panoramic views were spectacular, I think we’d have been hard pushed to find a better picnic spot that day.

We also walked along Inch Beach on the Dingle peninsula – almost 3 miles of sand, it was quite a work out, but invigorating all the same.

As you can see, it was pretty deserted the day we went, but apparently in the summer it’s full to the brim of cars and water sports enthusiasts – hard to imagine!

We stayed off the beaten track near a small beach village called Kells.

Not much in the village itself but the locals swim at the beach every day of the year if they can!

Although I was very happy to be out in the sunshine, I’d love to experience it when the weather’s a bit more wild.  There’s something about being by the coast in winter when the sea is rough and you feel the spray on your face.  Or perhaps I’m ever so slightly mad!?

 

(Images: Lisa Cox)

A Dewy August morning in South Wales

1 Written by Lisa on 11th Sep 2017 in Inspiration

It’s been feeling quite autumnal in South Wales over the past couple of weeks and we’ve had some gorgeous dewy mornings where the light has been catching the water droplets and lighting up the landscape. Read more

From the drawing board – concept design for a new build house

0 Written by Lisa on 25th Aug 2017 in From the drawing board

I have recently been working with a local Monmouthshire client who is in the process of building their own house.  It took them years to find the right plot and to get the house plans all signed off, but now that the build is finally underway, they’re ready to start thinking about the garden. Read more

A visit to Stockton Bury Gardens in Herefordshire

0 Written by Lisa on 8th Aug 2017 in Inspiration

My goodness the time has flown this year and I realised this morning that I still haven’t shared the photos I took at Stockton Bury Gardens back in April this year! Read more

Concept design for a self-builder

0 Written by Lisa on 13th Jul 2017 in From the drawing board

I’ve recently been working with a client, Rhys, near Port Talbot who, having renovated his house, wants to make more of the garden. He plans to build the garden himself, as and when he has the funds to do it, but he had been struggling to formulate a plan. Read more

Wild flowers in the Swiss Alps

0 Written by Lisa on 29th Jun 2017 in Inspiration, Plants

We went to the Swiss Alps last weekend for a few days.  we’ve never been to Switzerland before and my Stepson is living there are the moment so we thought, why not? Read more

Impressions of Bath – learning a new way to take photos

0 Written by Lisa on 14th Jun 2017 in Inspiration

I went on a photography workshop last week with Light and Land in Bath to learn a new way of taking photographs.  We took multiple-exposure shots and also some using a technique called Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) both of which I want to practise more. Read more

From the drawing board: Concept design for a courtyard garden in Cardiff

0 Written by Lisa on 6th Jun 2017 in From the drawing board

I’ve recently been working with a client in Cardiff to help her to transform her little courtyard.  She’s recently moved from a much larger house and garden so wanted some help to fit everything in without it feeling too cluttered. Read more

Some more highlights from RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

0 Written by Lisa on 30th May 2017 in Inspiration

The Chelsea “breakdown” will now be well underway, always a tough moment for the designers and contractors after creating amazing spaces in such a short time and when they still haven’t managed to shake off the exhaustion. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2017 – some inspiration from Main Avenue

0 Written by Lisa on 27th May 2017 in Inspiration

As I write, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 is coming to a close.  I was there on Wednesday last week as I held fort on the Society of Garden Designer’s trade stand for a few hours. Read more

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I specialise in helping families to turn their gardens into an extension of their home and into a space that can be used and enjoyed all year round.

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