Posts Tagged ‘Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’’

The June stars of my garden

0 Written by Lisa on 11th Jun 2014 in Plants

Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Hasn’t it been fabulous to spend some time outside over the past week or so.  My garden this year has gone bonkers, I think because until now we’ve had quite a lot of rain.  But there’s lots in flower so I thought I’d share some pictures of the stars of the show at the moment.

The lavender above was taken in the front garden and even though the laburnum has now finished, there’s still a lot on display.

Sisyrinchium striatum Aunt May Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The Sisyrinchium striatum ‘Aunt May is looking great at the moment but it’s best when the sun’s out and the front of our house gets baked in hot weather.  The flowers go on and on.

And the olive tree is loving it out there – the flowers are just starting to open up.

Olive tree in flower Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The back is much more lush and the Alchemilla mollis is now in full swing…

Alchemilla Mollis Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The Nepeta ‘Six Hills Giant’ has been flowering for a month now but it still looks great.  It’s such a brilliant plant as it literally flowers all summer and as soon as it starts to look a bit straggly you can cut it down and new flower stems will magically appear.

Nepeta Six Hills Giant Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ is now looking fabulous too – I love the way the sunlight shows up the veins of the leaves.  They take a while to establish and get going, but once they’re on their way, they grow quickly.

Cotinus Royal Purple in sunlight Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I have a rose on the fence which I’ve had for over 10 years.  I brought it long before I became a garden designer and haven’t a clue what variety it is, but it’s always healthy and flowers forever…only thing it lacks is a bit of scent.

Pink climbing rose Lisa Cox Garden Designs

And I’ll leave you with a couple of pictures of Rosa ‘Ballerina’ which are excellent roses for a cottage style border.  These are part of a plant order for one of my clients but as they’re on my terrace waiting to be delivered I’ve been able to enjoy them for a few days too…

Rosa 'Ballerina' Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Rosa Ballerina Lisa Cox Garden Designs

What’s looking good in your garden?  I’d love to know!



(Images: Lisa Cox)


Plant of the Month: Lavender ‘Hidcote’

0 Written by Lisa on 26th Jun 2012 in Plants

Lavender is one of those plants that even the non-gardening population have heard of and it’s one of my favourites because it’s a really versatile plant that can be used in so many different situations.  Lavandula angustifolia is English Lavender and ‘Hidcote’ is one of the most common varieties.  It’s fully hardy which means that it can easily cope with the British climate. Read more

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