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From the drawing board: East Horsley garden one year on

0 Written by Lisa on 9th Jul 2014 in From the drawing board

Helenium & calamgrostis Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I popped in to see my East Horsley client last week.  It’s been a year since the garden was planted and wow, what a difference…it looked fabulous!

They had a few challenges with the wet winter as the site is on heavy clay but amazingly everything was looking great and there have only been a couple of minor casualties.

Garden in East Horsley one year on Lisa Cox Designs

The helenium especially have really come into their own and it won’t be long until the asters come into flower.

Herbaceous planting in East Horsley one year on Lisa Cox Designs

I love calamagrostis because they create drama and structure but at the same time bring movement in the breeze.

East Horsley Garden Design one year on Lisa Cox

Planting at East Horsley one year on Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Veronicastrum & Helenium Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The gravel pathway is really looking lovely too – a separate route to the end of the garden through the planting.

Meandering gravel pathway Lisa Cox Garden Designs

But one of my favourite parts of the garden is under the huge oak tree at the end.  There’s a view out onto Horsley Common which at this time of year has long wild grass.

Helenium Morheim Beauty Lisa Cox Garden Designs

You can just about see a glimpse of it in this picture – a bit of “borrowed landscape” never goes a miss when you have something nice to take in!

East Horsley Garden one year on Lisa Cox Designs

And finally I wanted to give you a quick reminder of how the garden looked before…

Horsley garden before redesign Lisa Cox Garden Designs

… after planting it looked like this…

New garden at East Horsley Lisa Cox Designs

and now in just one year it looks like this…

East Horsley Garden Design one year on Lisa Cox

Amazing…even if I do say so myself!!!










Some flower pictures from my visit to Loseley Park

2 Written by Lisa on 7th Aug 2013 in Plants

Red poppies at Loseley Park Garden Lisa Cox Designs

If you read my blog regularly then you’ll know that I recently visited Loseley Park Garden to take some photos.  I wrote three posts about the garden, but I thought it might be nice to share some of the flower pictures I took whilst I was there too. Read more

Garden Flowers: Warm & vibrant Heleniums…

0 Written by Lisa on 3rd Aug 2012 in Garden Flowers, Plants

This month’s Garden Flowers post,which I write with Rona Wheeldon of Flowerona, features HeleniumsThe flower’s common name is Sneezeweed which is derived from the false belief that they cause hay fever. Read more

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