Posted: 11/12/2011 at 15:19
I have a garden with many rooms and treat them as so many smallgardens so that I can manage them one at a time. The only one with circles in it will be the five Olympic rings next year. But I find that growing upwards in a lot of the rooms makes for vistas and screens that make the garden interesting and I'm sure that could be done in a small garden too.
Obelisks or wigwams with sweetpeas up them work a treat in Hidcote. Roses, golden hop and vines work well in the Bristol Botanic Garden. I think smal gardens can look bitty so suggest a fairly large patch occasionally in the borders of the same one or two plants like this border of alliums and lavender near the veg, garden at the Holt Farm Organic Garden to bring in the pollinators.