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Inspirational Ideas for Small Gardens

No one loves their garden quite like us Brits. From lounging in the sun to family barbecues and evening drinks, your garden is somewhere for everyone to enjoy as part of your home.

There is a common misconception that small gardens are a negative thing, but we here at Leekes like to see the full potential in everything. Smaller outdoor areas not only mean less maintenance, but allows you to make the most of every corner to create a truly inspirational space. Read our tips below to discover how you can make the most out of your small garden:

Get potting
Limited lawn space doesn’t have to mean limited greenery. Create a tropical abyss with pots and planters filled with colourful flowers. Add pots to walls and windowsills and use hanging baskets to make the most of all of the space you have.

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Grow up
If floor space is at a premium plant high growing plants and trees, keeping the focal point up high and seating down low. Maximise all areas with the help of trellises, creating colourful, fragrant feature walls with minimum space require.

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Bright idea
Any space can be instantly revived by injecting colour. Plants and flowers are one way to go, but if you are looking for year round sunshine try painting wooden fences, sheds and furniture. Outdoor paint is no longer restricted to brown shades, reinvigorate your garden with bright blues, pretty pinks and everything in between.

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Let there be light
Adding subtle lighting is the perfect way to create a feature in a small space. Add fairy lights and lanterns to create an inviting environment, even on chilly nights. Top tip - avoid using white or blue bulbs, instead add a warm glow.

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Walk on the wild side
Even the smallest of gardens can be a haven for wild life. Encourage small visitors with hanging feeders and houses. Don’t forget, birds aren’t the only little ones in need of shelter, create a safe space for all number of creatures with hedgehog homes, butterfly, bee and ladybird hangers.

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It’s what inside that counts
We all love a summer’s day spent outdoors, but those days don’t come around too often here in the UK so always try to take that into consideration when planning for your garden. Your outdoor space should enhance, not hinder your home. Ensure that your garden looks great from inside and that you don’t prevent any natural light.

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