Posts Tagged ‘Autumn grasses’

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.

Autumn at Wisley Garden Lisa Cox Designs

Autumn grasses at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox Designs

It was a blustery day so the not the greatest environment to take pictures, but I think some have come out reasonably well even if there are a few blurry bits in some of them!

Gaura and grasses RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox Designs

The Gaura was still flowering – it’s such a great perennial with grasses because it only needs the slightest breeze to create movement.

Miscanrthus at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox Designs

Golden grasses at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox Designs

Grasses are such versatile plants that can be used in both formal and informal situations. Depending on the look you are trying to create, there will be a grass that’s fit for purpose, whether you want  a neat and tidy form such as Calamagrostis or something less formal and more showy like Pennisetum.

Autumn at RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox Designs

Perennials also play a big part in the garden in autumn. Often the seed heads have a strong form which looks great when the first frosts appear. If you like everything to be neat and tidy then this look probably won’t be for you, but the effects can be pretty dramatic, especially when they catch the sunlight.

RHS Garden Wisley Lisa Cox Gardeb Designs

I’ll leave you with this image of the sculptural beech columns outside the glasshouse. They look quite dramatic at this time of year.

RHS Garden Wisley in Autumn Lisa Cox Designs

There’s plenty to see at Wisley even at this time of year and the Christmas Craft and Design Fair is on from 27th November to 1st December so why not do some Christmas shopping at the same time!?

Autumn warmth at RHS Garden Wisley

2 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

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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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