Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

Wild County Kerry

0 Written by Lisa on 26th Sep 2017 in Inspiration

I’ve just returned from a week in Ireland where we had the most fabulous weather and were properly able to enjoy the amazing rugged landscape.

As you know, I get a lot of my inspiration from the landscape so although the pictures I’ll be sharing here aren’t really garden related, I do hope they give you some inspiration.

I love being in the hills and by the sea and Ireland gave us both in abundance.  The day we visited Valentia Island the wind was really strong, but you’d never know it looking at these pictures.

But the highlight of the week for me was a circular walk we did called the Bendee Trail which took us right up on the top of the mountain.  The panoramic views were spectacular, I think we’d have been hard pushed to find a better picnic spot that day.

We also walked along Inch Beach on the Dingle peninsula – almost 3 miles of sand, it was quite a work out, but invigorating all the same.

As you can see, it was pretty deserted the day we went, but apparently in the summer it’s full to the brim of cars and water sports enthusiasts – hard to imagine!

We stayed off the beaten track near a small beach village called Kells.

Not much in the village itself but the locals swim at the beach every day of the year if they can!

Although I was very happy to be out in the sunshine, I’d love to experience it when the weather’s a bit more wild.  There’s something about being by the coast in winter when the sea is rough and you feel the spray on your face.  Or perhaps I’m ever so slightly mad!?

 

(Images: Lisa Cox)

A Dewy August morning in South Wales

1 Written by Lisa on 11th Sep 2017 in Inspiration

It’s been feeling quite autumnal in South Wales over the past couple of weeks and we’ve had some gorgeous dewy mornings where the light has been catching the water droplets and lighting up the landscape. Read more

RHS Cardiff Flower Show – Best In Show

0 Written by Lisa on 11th Apr 2017 in Inspiration

I can’t really believe that it’s two years since I built my show garden at the RHS Cardiff Flower Show.  This year’s show took place over the weekend and, as if by magic, the Amelanchier that took pride of place on my garden, came into full bloom. Read more

Inspiration from the Cornish Coast

0 Written by Lisa on 13th Mar 2017 in Inspiration

I don’t know about you, but I love being by the sea in the winter.  Somehow the rugged landscape is much more invigorating and the beaches are often deserted. Read more

Planning a house project? Please remember the garden…

0 Written by Lisa on 23rd Feb 2017 in Design Tips

I watched the first episode of The House That 100k Built last night.  I don’t know about you, but I think it’s one of the most inspiring programmes of its type on TV.  I especially love the way Piers Taylor inspires the use of alternative, sometimes waste, materials to create something really individual and inexpensive that elevates the design to another level. Read more

Happy Christmas!

0 Written by Lisa on 22nd Dec 2016 in From the drawing board

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The run up to Christmas always seems to go so fast and I never really know why.  But I’ve been baking a lot this week too which probably hasn’t helped too much with getting my task list done! Read more

Some grassy inspiration from Barn House Garden

3 Written by Lisa on 8th Dec 2016 in Inspiration

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I was very fortunate to be introduced to Kate Patel this year who, as it happens, lives just up the road on the other side of The Wye Valley. Read more

Canary Wharf Part 3 – The gardens

0 Written by Lisa on 14th Nov 2016 in Inspiration

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You may question what the image above has to do with gardens, but as we were about to go up the escalator to the Cross Rail Roof Garden, this was the scene out of the window. Quite dramatic don’t you think? Read more

From the drawing board: Epsom garden finished

0 Written by Lisa on 28th Oct 2016 in From the drawing board

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I went back to see my Epsom project last week which, apart from the new shed, is all finished. Read more

A few days away in south west Wales

0 Written by Lisa on 20th Sep 2016 in Inspiration

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We managed to grab a couple of days away last week in a place called Llansteffan, on the Towy estuary.  We had the most amazing weather and I was very happy to take in the open sandy beaches and big skies which always present themselves in coastal locations. 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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