Real World Gardener Mirrors in Gardens n Design Elements

November 7th, 2018


Gardening in Tight Spaces part 4: Mirror, Mirror

The thing with small spaces is that you can take it all in with one glance and for some gardeners, it’s just a tad boring.

What are the tricks then that you can use to make your garden look bigger and so more interesting?

Let’s find out what it’s all about.

I'm talking with Peter Nixon, garden designer and director of Paradisus garden design.

Mirror mirror on the wall, but wait it’s on the fence or behind some plants.

Yes, outdoor mirrors can make your small space look bigger but if you place it flat on the fence you may be just looking at a reflection of roof tiles.

Peter suggests you need to angle it somehow depending on whether or not your "step out' from the back door steps down, steps up or is completely flat.


Even though Peter says you need to use toughened glass, I’m an advocate for the found mirror.

Why not hang it up and if it wears out in 3 months, so be it, you’ll find another one.

If you have any questions about gardening in tight spaces or have a sug

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