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From the drawing board: Sutton garden 2 months after planting

4 Written by Lisa on 23rd Jun 2012 in From the drawing board

I went to visit my project in Sutton this week, to check on the planting and see how things are progressing.  I can’t believe how much everything has grown since it was planted in April, it already feels more like a garden.

The grasses have really come on since I was last there a few weeks ago – they still need time to fill out and clump up, but already they are giving some height to the planting.  Grasses are great because many varieties can provide height without blocking out the view.

The box balls have also put on some growth and have already been given a trim to keep them in shape.  The beauty of the planting in this garden is that it’s all evergreen so there’ll be interest and structure all year round, even when the trees lose their leaves.

Probably the most significant growth has come from the Heuchera which have really filled out and are coming into flower.  They’re such easy plants to grow and easily be divided later if you have any gaps to fill.

There’s a skip on the driveway again so I didn’t take any photographs at the front, but the lavender hedging is coming along nicely and will be in flower very soon.  The light and size of this garden make it tricky to get great photos - I think I might have to get up at the crack of dawn to get the best light

I hope you see the difference that 2 months of rain has made – here’s a reminder of how it looked 3 weeks after planting.

 

From the drawing board: Pictures from my Sutton project 3 weeks after planting

0 Written by Lisa on 10th May 2012 in From the drawing board

If you’re a regular reader of my blog then you’ll know that I carried out the planting at my Sutton project a few weeks ago.  It was a long old day as I was on site at 7.30am and didn’t finish until gone 7pm by which time it was not only too dark to take pictures, but all I wanted to do was to get home and have a hot bath. Read more

New plans for my own front garden

2 Written by Lisa on 29th Feb 2012 in From the drawing board

I have been chipping away at “my client” over the past couple of years and I am so excited that finally we are going to do something with our very uninspiring front garden.  It’s really quite small, but we have space for one small car and there is scope to introduce a more attractive area outside the lounge window.  As work will commence at some point in March, I thought you might like to see the plans.  This is how it looks now… Read more

From the Drawing Board: Concept design & sketches for a project in Wimbledon

2 Written by Lisa on 10th Jan 2012 in From the drawing board

Just before Christmas I was commissioned to produce a concept design for the front and back gardens of a small period cottage in Wimbledon.  The house is currently in the process of being renovated and because the back garden can only be accessed through the house, I needed to produce the design quickly so that the work in the garden could be carried out before work to the house moved inside. Read more

From the Drawing Board – Project in Sutton is finished in time for Christmas

2 Written by Lisa on 20th Dec 2011 in From the drawing board

I paid a last visit to my project in Sutton last week as the hard landscaping elements are now finished.  Because it’s a bit late in the season to plant, we have only been able to put the trees in, but the beds have been prepared ready for the rest of the planting to take place in the Spring. I thought I’d share the pictures I took.  This is the front garden… Read more

From the Drawing Board: Concept sketches for a project in Cobham

0 Written by Lisa on 14th Oct 2011 in From the drawing board

I know, I know, I have already showed you a concept design and sketches this week for a garden in Sutton, but I wanted to show you the sketches I put together for a garden in Cobham as it’s a really exciting project and one that has been a little challenging to tie all together. Read more

Ionian Inspiration

0 Written by Lisa on 26th Sep 2011 in Inspiration

I have recently returned from 2 wonderful weeks on the Island of Kefallinia in Greece.  We stayed in a villa in the mountains overlooking the sea and although I feel now that it’s almost becoming a distant memory, I wanted to share with you the pictures I took of some local gardens.  Despite the dry hot weather that generally presents itself from May to end September, some islanders really made an effort. Read more

From the Drawing Board: Concept design and sketches for an interior designer

0 Written by Lisa on 5th Sep 2011 in From the drawing board

I have recently been commissioned by a local interior designer to design the entranceway to their new office.  Their business has just gone through a period of rapid growth and this has resulted in a garage conversion project to provide more office space for their team. 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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