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If you’re dreaming of your perfect garden, but feel you don’t have enough room to turn it into something special, think again. Clever planting is key, whether you’re using pots, flower beds or trellises.
Blur your garden’s boundaries by planting various plants and shrubs close together without gaps, not only will it create a stunning backdrop, it will automatically make the space look larger and well established.
Clematis is a great climber and rambling roses will bring you colourful blooms, but also consider trees and bushes. When planning where to put everything, aim to have the tallest plants at the back and work down to smaller pots at the front.
A white wash colour way against the grey gravel gives the garden a pretty Mediterranean feel.
We love the laid-back feel of this space, with its swaying hammock. Artificial foliage fencing has been effectively used to screen off the space so that it's totally private, but also beautifully green. The bamboo grass adds a touch of the exotic while trees outside hang beautifully along the fence. There's also plenty of seating, thanks to the innovative bench made out of reclaimed wood.
A monochrome 'scheme' isn't what you'd expect in an outdoor space, but it lets period features, such as the staircase and columns, stand out. Flooring laid in both rectangles is a clever trick, as it makes it hard to determine the size of the floor space. Sunken flower beds with floor tiles dividing them are a cool feature, too.
Strictly speaking, this isn't a garden, but it's a great example of what you can do with even the tiniest of spaces. Group together plant pots in lots of different sizes and all kinds of finishes for an eclectic look.
Beautiful wood screening not only provides a place for plants to grow, but is also a good way to section off an unsightly dustbin area. Fold-up furniture is ideal for a small space and colour has been added with a large green planter and blue chair cushions. It's a cool clash that modernises the space.
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Pull up a deck chair in this coastal space. With its blue-painted walls and pebble flooring, it has a seaside charm about it. In the absence of flower beds, pots give you the chance to grow some greenery. These oversized square planters are a feature in themselves and have been topped with pebbles to match the flooring.
Inspired by these beautiful tiny gardens? Why not turn your attention to other outdoor areas of your home with these front garden ideas? Or, if you're inspired by city living take a look at these urban garden ideas