Posts Tagged ‘Winter garden’

Some snowy pictures to get you in the mood

2 Written by Lisa on 18th Jan 2013 in Inspiration

We’re forecast to have snow here in Surrey today so I thought it might be nice to get you in the mood by sharing some photographs I took in Somerset a couple of years ago after quite a heavy snow shower.

As you may be aware already, my parents have a nursery in Forton so most of the pictures are taken in and around their house.  I love this huge box topiary in their back garden and think it looks wonderful contrasted with the weeping willow.

I love the snow, it always brings out the child in me.  I remember very heavy snow when I was a child and because my mum drove a Citroen 2CV, we had to carry a shovel around in the boot in case we needed to dig ourselves out of trouble!

This beautiful oak tree looked a picture with the pink sky behind.  If my memory serves me well, this was taken quite early in the morning.  I think later we built a snowman with my nephew which my old horse didn’t much like until he realised that his carrot nose was rather tasty!

It’s so easy to get grumpy when the snow comes, and getting around seems to be a real challenge, but it’s nice to take in the magic and appreciate how wonderful the countryside looks when it first arrives.

Go on, let yourself enjoy it for a bit!


Winter stems and glowing bark

0 Written by Lisa on 24th Jan 2012 in Design Tips

There are lots of things we can plant in the garden that will provide structure and interest in winter.  Evergreen plants provide the backbone for any planting scheme and in winter they are the only plants with foliage.  Other plants produce berries or flowers that are often scented and coloured brightly, but if you want something that’s really eyecatching there are many species of shrubs and trees that have wonderful stems and bark that really come into their own. Read more

A visit to the Sir Harold Hillier garden in Romsey

10 Written by Lisa on 17th Jan 2012 in Inspiration

I spent a wonderful day on Friday with a garden designer friend who, like me, wanted to practice her photography in a garden with winter interest.  We chose the Sir Harold Hillier Garden in Romsey primarily for its winter garden but also for its amazing collection of trees.  The weather was on our side too, bright and cold and perfect for bringing the winter stems and tree bark to life. 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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