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From the drawing board: Oxshott garden one year on…

2 Written by Lisa on 1st Jul 2014 in From the drawing board

Oxshott Garden 1 year on Lisa Cox Designs

I went back to see my Oxshott client, Lisa, last Friday and the garden was looking fabulous.

It was a little challenging to take pictures with the full size cricket net in the middle of the lawn, but it was always meant to be a family garden so I couldn’t really complain!

Planting in Oxshott Garden one year on Lisa Cox Designs

The planting has really started to mature.  The penstemon, lavender and verbena were looking really great.

Penstemon in Oxshott garden Lisa Cox Designs

Penstemon & verbena in Oxshott garden Lisa Cox Designs

Lavender in Oxshott garden Lisa Cox Designs

The planting near the house was designed to be a bit wild, with scented roses, lavenders, rosemary and tall spikes of verbena.  When you’re sitting on the terrace you feel surrounded by plants.

Oxshott planting back garden Lisa Cox Designs

Lavender & geraniums Lisa Cox Garden Designs

But the rest of the garden, although informal has a more ordered feel to it.

Oxshott planting Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Back garden Oxshott Lisa Cox Designs

Other than the wild flower meadow of course!

Bench in wildflower meadow Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The front too is looking great and the planting there has really started to fill out.  In some ways it feels as though the garden’s been there for years.

Oxshott front garden Lisa Cox Designs

Oxshott front garden planting Lisa Cox Designs

Oxshott front garden planting beds Lisa Cox Designs

And the side access to the back garden feels much less like a passageway now that the plants are maturing there too.

Side access in Oxshott Garden Lisa Cox Designs

Oxshott garden side access Lisa Cox Designs

The hardest thing about my job is waiting for the garden to mature into what it was always planned to be.  I thought you might like a reminder of how it used to look, so here are a couple of images…

Oxshott front before redesign Lisa Cox

Oxshott garden before redesign Lisa Cox copy

The house of course has changed beyond recognition too, but I hope you agree that the garden is looking pretty fab!

 

(Images: Lisa Cox)

 

From the drawing board: Leatherhead garden a month after planting

0 Written by Lisa on 3rd Sep 2012 in From the drawing board

I popped back to see one of my Leatherhead projects last week.  I was commissioned earlier in the year to help my client to introduce some planting beds to her new garden.  It was a brand new house when she moved in so other than a terrace and lawn, there wasn’t much else there. Read more

6 Late Flowering Perennials

0 Written by Lisa on 3rd Aug 2011 in Design Tips

The weather has been a challenge for most gardeners this year, a very hot dry spring followed by a wet cool spell and now it can’t quite work out what it’s doing!  One thing that is certain is the early arrival of the late flowering perennials and my garden is a bloom with plants that don’t normally come into their own until September. 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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