Plants for small outdoor spaces
You can use plants to decorate any outdoor space, of any size. Here’s how to make your own little jungle.
You only need the tiniest bit of outdoor space to make a home for plants. A small patio, a balcony, or even just a window ledge can become home to new life. You just need a bit of imagination and the right plants. Follow our tips to rewild any space.
Plant window boxes
If you have a windowsill you have room for plants. You’d be amazed how much you can fit in a trough that’s only 45cm long. You can fill it with flowering plants for a hit of colour. Try Lottie the fairy bell flower or Oscar the African daisy. Or you could use it to grow edible plants like Tommy the tomato or a selection of herbs.
Or make life really easy for yourself with one of our windowsill sets.
Get a statement tree
If you only have room for a small number of plants, make sure they’re eye-catching ones. A really good way to make the maximum impact with minimal plants is to grow a statement tree.
Vivi the lemon tree won’t take up much floor space, but she really cheers a space up with her bright yellow lemons.
Grow climbing plants
You barely need any space for climbing plants, just a wall. If you grow Cleo the clematis, she’ll cover your wall in flowers. She’ll need something to hold onto, so attach some trellis to the wall, so she can wind around it.
Ivy the English ivy will grow up a wall all by herself. She grows fast, so you’ll have a leafy wall in surprisingly little time.
Embrace a theme
If you only have room for a small number of plants, keep them to a theme to maximise the effect and create visual harmony. There’s no end to the different themes you could try.
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