Posts Tagged ‘Tree Peony’

10 plants waking up in my garden

0 Written by Lisa on 18th Mar 2014 in Plants

We were in France last weekend and even after just a couple of days away I noticed how much the garden has woken up when we got back.

Tree peony emerging Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The tree peony always makes a dramatic entrance – I always think it’s quite architectural when the green shoots appear out of what look like dead branches.

Magnolia blossom Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The magnolia is always a picture too and fingers crossed the frosts will stay away so that the blooms remain at their best.

Narcissus Thalia Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The first of the Narcissus ‘Thalia’ came out today – a gorgeous scented variety with delicate creamy white blooms.  I also have ‘Tete-a-Tete’ which always brightens up the mood.

Narcissus Tete-a-Tete Lisa Cox Garden designs

I spotted the first fritillaria today too, one of my favourite spring-flowering bulbs…

Fritillaria meleagris white Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I have a dwarf mahonia growing in a shady corner which at this time of year opens up with highly scented spring yellow flowers.

Mahonia aquifolium 'Apollo' Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The Ribes is now almost fully out too – it was just threatening to flower last week…

Ribes Lisa Cox Garden Designs

But I think what I love most about spring is the promise of what’s to come as the perennials start to push through the soil with fresh new growth.

I have a Nepeta ‘Six Hills Giant’ in a large pot that covers a drain cover…it’s already got a few inches of growth on it…

Nepeta Six Hills Giant Lisa Cox Garden Designs

And the Spiraea japonica ‘Firelight’ is bursting to come out…

Spiraea japonica 'Firelight' Lisa Cox Garden Designs

As is the Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ which will soon be a mass of fresh juicy arching leaves…

Hakonechloa shoots Lisa Cox Garden Designs


(Images: Lisa Cox)

March in my garden – spring-flowering plants coming into bloom

2 Written by Lisa on 12th Mar 2013 in Plants

It’s no wonder that the English are famous for talking about the weather.  Last week I was out planting on Tuesday and Wednesday in short sleeves, Thursday was wet and I was working in waterproofs, covered from head to foot in mud, and then yesterday we had blizzards and bitterly cold temperatures! Read more

Garden Flowers: The flamboyant and sumptuous peony

0 Written by Lisa on 4th May 2012 in Garden Flowers

This month, my Garden Flowers blog post, which I write with Rona Wheeldon of Flowerona features one of our favourite flowers, the peony, whose Latin name is Paeonia. Read more

What’s happening in my garden: Spring has arrived!

1 Written by Lisa on 15th Mar 2012 in Inspiration

I have been spending a bit of time in the garden over the last couple of weekends, tidying up and enjoying the warm sunshine.  I love this time of year when the new shoots start to appear and it always amazes me just how quickly things change – you can almost see progress every day and I love watching the early buds turn into vibrant leaves and blossom. 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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