How to make a triangular small gadern look larger
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Could you please a advise on the shape of the loan so that the whole area looks a lot bigger than it is. There are no borders established yet, just privet hedge and a narrow strip of pavers to facilitate trimming the hedge. In the very tip we have two compost bins. The width (patio area) is 10 meters and the distance from the middle of the patio to the very tip is 12 meters.
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- Posted: Tue. 22nd September 2009 14:39
How to make a triangular small garden look larger
Thank you for the photo - it's a great help in answering your question.
I would lay a lawn in an oval or elliptical shape so the widest point across the width of the garden is reinforced. This will allow the eye to realise the space you have rather than looking straight at your compost bins! Speaking of the bins - do they need to be there? They are the focal point of the garden ! If they are in the best spot, having an oval lawn will mean that the planting border will be at its deepest at the bottom tip. Therefore you can plant thickly to hide the bins and disguise a small path to them.
Finally, your hedges are a great backdrop to the garden and once the lawn is in place, you can have all sorts of fun choosing plants that have varied heights in the scheme, giving more interest again.
Hope you like the oval lawn idea !
- Posted: Wed. 23rd September 2009 19:36
The Bible for Small Gardens
Try John Brookes 'The Small Garden' I was weaned on this book and it has inspired many garden designers all over the world. All I would say is Circles Circles and more Circles. A circular lawn creates magic for a small garden and often induces the tardis effect.
Give it a try.
Jason Lock MSGD
- Posted: Wed. 23rd September 2009 20:05