Posted: 27/04/2013 at 07:09
What a lovely thread! I haven't found it until now.
I have some acrylic mirrors in the garden framed with driftwood that I bought in a craft show in Dorset. They were under £20 each. The reflection is not as natural as glass, though. There's nothing exciting to reflect in this small garden except greenery and, sadly, absolutely no vistas, but they do allow the eye to travel a bit further and help soften the boundaries. The best we could manage for vistas was to reclaim the bit if land that held the greenhouse, which is longer than the rest of the garden, and put a bench at the end of it and a curved path leading to the bench. I have started to plant the borders around the path. A large clematis planted last year will, I hope, start to grow over an arch to help hide the houses behind without stealing too much of their light. That thought makes me happy!
I sympathise GG, my garden is small too.Wider than longer but manage to get a bit of 'distance' by emphsising corner to corner planting - takes the eye away from the fence (which now has clematis and hopefull sweetpeas ready to burst into colour). Mirrors will be great if I can get the angle right!
Just happy to have everything in place, for once. Sunny, cool wind today, coffee moring here with neighbours - catch up time!