Today Anglian Home Improvements have a brilliant guest post from Steve Wheen, or as he is commonly known, the Pothole gardener. Here he gives us some hints and tips on how to create a miniature garden, just like him.
To create the perfect miniature garden – be it in a pothole are elsewhere, here are a couple of things to keep in mind.
Firstly, have a clear vision of what you’re creating, and picture the little garden in your mind. Plan your garden out and choose the right plants accordingly. Are you going to feature one flower, like a daffodil or a Gerber?
Layer your little garden in levels. You want the smaller plants towards the front, and larger plants at the back. Perhaps you might choose some grass to cover the soil? Think about where you want to draw your audiences eye in the garden. Also, try to not plant things which are too tall, especially if you’re planting in a pothole!
Choose plants for the right time of year, think about what’s colourful and in season. My favourites are bulbs in little gardens, but there are so many options available, make sure you do your research.
If you’re going to add some props, make sure you leave some room for them and try to ensure they’re to scale. There’s no point in having giant props and tiny plants- or the other way around.
Make sure you take your camera with you when you’re gardening, and of course, watch out for cars 🙂
Enjoy getting your fingers dirty, and don’t forget to check out some of my little creations!