What can I plant in a long narrow space?

Pyromania Orange Blaze red hot poker (Kniphofia)Jolly Good vining clematis (Clematis)Tangerine Slice A-Peel black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia)
Purple Pillar rose of Sharon (Hibiscus)Patti O Box Japanese holly (Ilex)Fine Line buckthorn (Rhamnus)

What can I plant in a long narrow bed?

Trellised vines such as clematis (Clematis spp.) and annual vines such as black-eyed-susan (Thunbergia alata) can create a wall of blooms along a narrow bed. Climbing roses can also be trellised, but you will need access to train, tie and prune rose canes.

What can I do with a narrow garden?

  1. Mix up the view by introducing levels.
  2. Tuck in a pergola for stylish outdoor entertaining.
  3. Pick functional pieces that work with the space.
  4. Use a circular patio for a destination spot.
  5. Line a narrow deck with pots.
  6. Add gently curving pathways.
  7. Or, offset paths to and from garden zones.
  8. Shelter a central seating area.

How do I plant a narrow flower bed?

How To – Planting for Narrow Spaces with Shirley Bovshow – YouTube

What can I do with a narrow flower bed?

  1. Install a water feature to create sound.
  2. Plant a sensory space.
  3. Give each ‘zone’ a purpose.
  4. Take shade and privacy into consideration.
  5. Instead of paths, use hard landscaping to add zones.
  6. Don’t paint your fence using a dark color.
  7. Create screens using planting.
  8. Use ornamental grasses for privacy and shade.

How narrow can a garden bed be?

Ideally a garden bed should be no more than 1.2m (4′) wide if it is accessed from both sides, as this width allows an adult to reach just past the centre from any side, giving optimum accessibility to the gardening area.

How do you make a long narrow garden look wider?

Choose a Sweeping Path – One of the biggest landscaping mistakes you can make in a long, thin garden is to lay a straight path from one end to the other. To make a slim plot appear wider, you need a sweeping path rather than one that runs parallel to the fencing or walls down each side.

How do you landscape a long narrow area?

  1. Don’t Go For a Single Path.
  2. Divide the Garden into Different Sections.
  3. Add a Water Feature.
  4. Make Different Garden Zones for Various Uses.
  5. Paint in Cool Shades.
  6. Use Hard Landscaping to Add Zones.
  7. Use Ornamental Grasses.
  8. Raise a Seating Area at the End of Your Garden.

How do you make a rectangular lawn more interesting?

Just by taking out the corners of a rectangular lawn, and making the lawn more elliptical, the beds become deeper in the corners of the garden allowing more substantial planting, creating a more interesting picture.

How do you make a rectangular garden look bigger?

Use of mirrors and other reflective surfaces work the same as they do indoors – bouncing light around and making the space appear bigger. Utilise vertical planting and include shelves for smaller pots so you can free up square footage. Similarly, built in seating takes up less room and will make the garden seem larger.

How can I make my shallow garden look deeper?

Use plants with warm colours, such as yellow and orange, at the front of the garden and those with lighter or cooler shades, such as blue, green and purple towards the back. The theory is darker colours recede, giving the illusion of depth, while light colours will appear to be closer.

How do you design a garden bottom?

Overlooked back garden design tips – YouTube

What can I plant in a narrow planter?

  • Pearl Bluebush.
  • Cotyledon orbiculata var.
  • Silver Flowers.
  • Kalanchoe ‘Oak Leaf’, Dwarf Velvet Plant, Succulent,
  • Kalanchoe bracteata, Silver Teaspoons, Succulent,
  • Asteriscus sericeus, Canary Island Daisy, Shrub, [Nauplius sericeus, Odontospermum sericeus]
  • Salvia greggii ‘Stormy Pink’

What can I plant in a shallow container?

Some flowering plants such as zinnia, pansies, and petunias also among the best plants for shallow pots. Basil, rosemary, thyme, and other such herbs and vegetables such as lettuce and radishes are also plants for shallow pots.

What to fill tall planters with?

  1. Recycle Plastics. Plastic Water/Soda Bottles.
  2. Reuse Packing Materials.
  3. Unused Plastic Pots Turned Upside Down.
  4. Recycled Crushed Cans.
  5. Natural Materials.
  6. Recycled Cardboard, Newspaper (Also for short term use only.)

What can I plant with a narrow fence line?

  • Clematis. Clematis armandii ‘Appleblossom’ in bloom.
  • Ivy. Hedera helix ‘Caecilia’
  • Honeysuckle.
  • Morning Glory.
  • Climbing roses.
  • Lilly pilly.
  • Hydrangea.
  • Cherry laurel.

What should I plant in front of privacy fence?

Non-invasive bamboo, also called “clumping bamboo,” grows in tightly formed clumps up to 5 feet in diameter. This type is most commonly used for privacy fences and screens, as it’s easily maintained. ‘Graceful’ bamboo is a great pick, creating a dense privacy screen in just one season.


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