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From the Drawing Board: My Sutton project one year on…

0 Written by Lisa on 11th Dec 2012 in From the drawing board

I went back to my project in Sutton yesterday and it’s looking really fabulous, even if I do say so myself! The planting has filled out so much in a year and it’s really starting to feel as though it’s no longer a new garden.

What I love about the planting in this garden is that it’s designed to look good all year round and because my clients didn’t really want any plants with showy flowers, it has very much the same look and feel whatever the weather.

The trees and bamboo have put on some growth, although still need some more time to fill out and mature, but the perennials have filled out quite a lot.  I love the variegated leaves of the Carex ‘Evergold’ (low-growing sedge) which really lift the whole garden and I think the architectural form of the tall Calamagrostis ‘Overdam’  grasses really help to soften the structural form of the box balls.

Because it’s such a small garden (5m x 10m) I still find it a little tricky to take great pictures.  I hope you get the feel for the space though – my clients have been sitting out drinking coffee even in cold weather…and to think they never stepped out there before…just goes to prove that a well designed garden has the power to completely change the way you feel about it!


(Images: Lisa Cox)

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. Read more

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

2 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

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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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