From the drawing board

Some misty pictures from the Welsh Hills

6 Written by Lisa on 19th Jan 2015 in From the drawing board

Misty morning in the Welsh Hills Lisa Cox Garden Designs

We’ve been in Wales for almost 2 weeks now and every morning we wake up to the Welsh Hills and it makes my heart sing.

Each day we’re greeted with what feels like a different view and yesterday, when it was misty and cold, I managed to take a few quick snaps.

Welsh Hills misty morning Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The trees were eerily poking their crowns above the mist and in the far distance you can just about see the snowy caps of the Black Mountains.

Misty valley in Welsh Hills Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The view of course played a big part in taking our hearts when we first came to see the house, but I couldn’t have imagined just how much I’d feel at home as I do even after such a short time.

Misty frosty morning in Welsh Hills Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I promise to write about something else soon but hope you can forgive me the indulgence of sharing my love for our new home!

 

A week in Wales

0 Written by Lisa on 15th Jan 2015 in From the drawing board

View from garden at back Lisa Cox Designs

We’ve been in Wales for a week now and I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to wake up to the view over the Welsh Hills.  It never seems to look the same – we’re had all weather’s thrown at us including snow and hail, but we haven’t looked back once. Read more

Exciting new beginnings…

8 Written by Lisa on 2nd Jan 2015 in From the drawing board

View from front garden Lisa Cox Designs

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all a very Happy New Year! Read more

Happy Christmas!

0 Written by Lisa on 23rd Dec 2014 in From the drawing board

Rose hips in December Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

All good wishes

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From the drawing board: A new garden for a client near Redhill

0 Written by Lisa on 18th Dec 2014 in From the drawing board

Redhill garden before redesign Lisa Cox Designs

Last weekend I presented the final designs to a client in South Nutfield, near Redhill.  It’s a complicated site with steep levels which always makes for some head scratching but at the same time, gives such scope for a more interesting garden. Read more

From the drawing board: New garden for a client in Richmond

0 Written by Lisa on 5th Dec 2014 in From the drawing board

Concept sketch back garden Richmond

I wrote a blog post last week about tackling really small gardens which was triggered by a project I’ve been working on in Richmond. Read more

Introducing garden joiner – Jonathan Blackburn

0 Written by Lisa on 14th Nov 2014 in From the drawing board, Inspiration

garden bench peg back detail by Jonathan Blackburn

I’m always looking for talented craftsmen (and women!) to work with and earlier this year I met Jonathan Blackburn, a brilliant garden joiner based in Oxfordshire. Read more

From the drawing board: Concept sketches for a client in Weybridge

0 Written by Lisa on 14th Oct 2014 in From the drawing board

Concept sketch for Weybridge back garden Lisa Cox Designs

I have recently been working with a client in Weybridge who is now in throws of having a new glass box style garden room built at the back of the house. Read more

From the drawing board: Concept design & sketches for client in Epsom Downs

2 Written by Lisa on 19th Sep 2014 in From the drawing board

Potager garden concept sketch Epsom Lisa Cox Designs

I’ve recently been working with a client in Epsom Downs who wanted to design a potager area at the bottom of the garden to accommodate her new greenhouse, existing summerhouse and also to create an attractive space where they can sit and take in the evening sunshine. Read more

From the drawing board: Leatherhead garden one year on

0 Written by Lisa on 15th Sep 2014 in From the drawing board

Planting in Leatherhead garden after one year Lisa Cox Designs

Last week I finally managed to get back to see the Leatherhead garden we completed and planted last summer.  I should really have been there in July when all the roses and perennials were looking at their best, but I still think the transformation is quite amazing in just one year and there’s still lots in flower and looking great. Read more

Lisa Cox Welcome

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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