Inspiration

Autumn is coming!

0 Written by Lisa on 1st Sep 2015 in Inspiration

Early september morning in South Wales Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but Autumn seems to be on its way.  There are small signs of it coming including lots of berries.  In fact I’ve been picking blackberries in the garden for 2 weeks now – one benefit of having such a wild garden I guess!

Elderberries Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The elderberries are a rich purple and the crab apple (Malus ‘Red Sentinel’) is covered in berries – it’s one of the best crab apples for berries as they last well into winter until finally the blackbirds can resist no more and they’re all eaten in the blink of an eye.

Malus 'Red Sentinel' Berries Lisa Cox Garden Designs

This morning we had the most amazing dew and bright clear skies.  I’m not sure how long we have until the forecast rain arrives, but it was lovely earlier when I went out to take some pictures.

Early dew in Wales Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Early dew in South Wales Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Early autumn in South Wales Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Autumn is a season of mixed emotions for me as it signifies the end of summer, but at the same time I love the warm and vibrant colours that follow, especially on bright sunny days like today.

Early autumn dew in South Wales Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Dew on the brambles Lisa Cox Garden Designs

But I also like the thought of cosying up in front of the fire during the winter.  I actually like all the seasons and the changes each bring.

Dew on the grass Lisa Cox Garden designs

Bracken with dew Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Believe it or not, when I lived in Greece I got sick of the heat and sunshine everyday.  A bit strange really as it’s wasn’t so difficult to haul myself off to the beech in the afternoon when I finished work!

Autumn grass Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Today’s pictures I hope won’t make you too sad that summer is coming to a close, but I wanted to share them because the landscape was looking gorgeous this morning and there’s something about the light at this time of year that draws me outside with the camera.

 

(Images: Lisa Cox)

 

 

Gorgeous garden accessories by Mia Fleur

0 Written by Lisa on 24th Aug 2015 in Garden accessories, Inspiration

White stone pots by Mia Fleur

I’ve recently come across Mia Fleur, a family run online boutique selling gorgeous garden and interior products which are partly designed and handmade by them in the UK and partly sourced from British designer makers combined with a selection of home accessories and gifts which have been sourced from the UK and abroad. Read more

A visit to Veddw House Garden

2 Written by Lisa on 20th Jul 2015 in Inspiration

View across Veddw Garden South Wales Lisa Cox Designs

We walked over to Veddw House Garden yesterday afternoon which is just a couple of miles from us.  The forecast had been horrible, but it was a glorious day…a bit too bright and sunny really for great photos, but I hope I’ve managed to capture the spirit of the garden. Read more

Some wild inspiration in my garden

2 Written by Lisa on 22nd Jun 2015 in Inspiration

Wild grasses in Monmouthshire Lisa Cox

Over the last month or so we’ve watched out new garden come to life.  Not because it’s full of plants, but because it’s so wild and hasn’t really been “gardened” for years. Read more

Stylish & affordable garden accessories by La Hacienda

0 Written by Lisa on 28th May 2015 in Garden accessories, Inspiration

Contemporary chiminea by La Hacienda Lisa Cox

I’ve recently been introduced to La Hacienda who specialise in stylish and affordable garden accessories. Not all of us have pots of money to spend on our gardens but that doesn’t mean we have to compromise of style. Read more

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 – My favourite Artisan Garden

2 Written by Lisa on 22nd May 2015 in Inspiration

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 A trugmaker's garden Lisa Cox

This morning I wanted to share some images of my favourite Artisan Garden.  Sometimes these small gardens can be more inspiring than the main show gardens. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2015 – Two more gardens on Main Avenue

0 Written by Lisa on 21st May 2015 in Inspiration

RHS CHelsea 2015 Cloudy Bay & Vital Earth Garden Lisa Cox

I promised to post some more pictures from the Main Avenue gardens at RHS Chelsea 2015. Read more

RHS Chelsea 2015 – Dan Pearson’s Best In Show

0 Written by Lisa on 21st May 2015 in Inspiration

Planting in Laurent Perrier Garden RHS Chelsea 2015 Lisa Cox

I spent yesterday planting up my project in Reigate so apologies for the lack of blog posts yesterday! Read more

RHS Chelsea 2015 – Some more action from Main Avenue

1 Written by Lisa on 19th May 2015 in Inspiration

Sentebale garden RHS Chelsea 2015

As I sit here the sun is shining – such a shame that most of yesterday was wet and windy, it cetainly didn’t make for easy photography.  But I hope you enjoy the forthcoming posts and my photographs. Read more

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 – Some of my favourite show gardens

0 Written by Lisa on 18th May 2015 in Inspiration

The Time inbetween garden RHS Chelsea 2015 Lisa Cox

I spent a rather rainy and cold day at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show today – such a change from last year when I seem to remember getting sunburnt!  But despite the rain I still enjoyed the day and I thought I’d start my coverage with a few of my favourite show gardens. 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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