Clever city gardens make the most of what they have. Follow these three simple tips to make the most of the opportunities in your backyard:
Disguise walls, fences and boundaries
- Boundaries are always close in small urban gardens so use them to your advantage. A Chinese quince hedge, espaliered fruit trees, or a climbing passionfruit vine look stunning, eat well and can disguise a tired fence.
- Make boring blank walls a canvas by adding a splash of colour, a mural, wall-hung pots or a piece of garden art.
Create a shady living roof
- Create an inviting spot to relax under. Train a grape over a pergola to create a living roof that provides shade in summer but allows light through in winter.
Use forgotten spaces
- Make the most of the forgotten spaces down the side of your house. With thought they can provide beautiful views from every room in your house.