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First signs of spring at RHS Garden Wisley – Part Two

2 Written by Lisa on 14th Mar 2014 in Inspiration, Plants

crocus at RHS Wisley Garden Lisa Cox Designs

On Tuesday I shared some images of RHS Garden Wisley, which is feeling very spring like now.  I took so many images of the spring flowers that I thought I’d share them with you in a separate blog post.

The crocuses were looking amazing, especially in the sunshine…

Spring crocus at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox Designs

Crocus at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox Designs

But this is also the time of year for the hellebores to sing out.   They’re one of my favourite plants and they most definitely signify the start of spring.

Pink & White Hellebores at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox Designs

Deep red Hellebores Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The nodding flowers are so delicate, almost translucent and I particularly love the deep purple varieties.

Hellebores at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox Designs

White & Pink Hellebores at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox Designs

White Hellebores at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox Designs

Purple Hellebore Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The hellebores in the picture below were on the bank at the top of the wildflower meadow.  Mixed with other bulbs they look gorgeous.

Spring planting at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox Designs

But the early narcissus really did shine out and make me smile.  There’s something about them that’s just so cheerful…

Yellow Narcisses at Wisley Garden Lisa Cox Designs

In the photo below they are planted en mass, creating quite an architectural feel against the hazel stems behind.

Narcissus at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox

And of course they always look best planted in groups or clumps…

Dwarf Narcissus at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox

Golden narcissus at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox

I think the contrast between the dead stems of the phlomis below gave quite a dramatic effect.

RHS Garden Wisley by Lisa Cox Designs

I hope my images have put a spring in your step.  Wisley is well worth a visit if you’re in the area and there’ll be plenty more bulbs appearing over the coming weeks.

 

(Images: Lisa Cox)

First signs of spring at RHS Garden Wisley – Part One

0 Written by Lisa on 11th Mar 2014 in Inspiration

RHS Garden Wisley by Lisa Cox

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Autumn colours at RHS Garden Wisley

2 Written by Lisa on 15th Nov 2013 in Inspiration

The rock garden at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox

I had a meeting at Wisley yesterday so I took the opportunity to walk round the gardens and take a few pictures beforehand.  The grasses were looking stunning, especially along the glasshouse borders. Read more

Easter garden activities for your children

2 Written by Lisa on 26th Mar 2013 in Inspiration

Easter holidays are often a great time to be outdoors with the family.  It would be great if it warmed up a bit here in the UK, but even if this cold snap continues to linger, it’s still worth getting outside in the fresh air. Read more

Garden Flowers: A burst of pink amongst the autumn leaves

2 Written by Lisa on 7th Dec 2012 in Garden Flowers, Plants

This month my Garden Flowers post, which I write with Rona Wheeldon of Flowerona, features Salvia involucrata. It’s a wonderful tall herbaceous perennial that has vibrant pink flowers which appear in the summer and continue well into the autumn. Read more

Autumn warmth at RHS Garden Wisley

0 Written by Lisa on 16th Nov 2012 in Inspiration

As some of you know, I am the co-ordinator for our local Society of Garden Designer’s cluster group and yesterday I met up with the other cluster leaders in our region at RHS Garden Wisley. Read more

Beautiful oak garden furniture by Gaze Burvill

2 Written by Lisa on 8th Aug 2012 in Inspiration

You may well be familiar with Gaze Burvill and their beautiful garden furniture and if you’ve ever been to RHS Wisley Garden then you’ll have seen the wonderful wave benches they have next to the lake. Read more

Inspiration from top Garden Photographer Clive Nichols

2 Written by Lisa on 8th May 2012 in Inspiration

On Saturday I attended Clive Nichols’ garden photography workshop at Wakehurst Place with my good friend Rona WheeldonClive is a world renowned garden photographer so we knew we were in for a great day and I think I speak for us both when I say that it exceeded our expectations. Read more

RHS Garden Wisley: 7 gorgeous plants in flower now

0 Written by Lisa on 21st Mar 2012 in Inspiration

I popped into Wisley yesterday to make a visit to the Lindley libraryI have been working on my project in France and I wanted to look up a few things about Japanese style gardens so that I can work on one of the areas near the house.  If you’re a member of the RHS you are also entitled to join the library, it’s a great resource for all things garden related. Read more

10 Roses still going strong at RHS garden Wisley

2 Written by Lisa on 24th Nov 2011 in Plants

I had to go to Wisley yesterday afternoon so whilst I was there I decided to wiz round and see what was looking good.  Many of the perennials have been cut down and tidied up but many of the roses in the new rose garden were still in bloom and looking quite lovely.  I thought you might like to see the pictures I took  and I hope they brighten up your day! 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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