Comments (10)
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Jennifer Bradley

Helpful - I inherited a small garden (three actually) for our townhouse and have a couple of areas that badly need changes. The courtyard retaining walls are rotting and will soon need replacing but the first one is the narrow garden outside our kitchen window beside the path which leads to the outside. At present it's an over run mess of jasmine which cut out the light and I'm trying to set up herbs beneath it - think I might virtually remove it and replace it with a vertical garden. Thanks for the ideas.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I had a dilemma with a very small side garden. With only very limited sun and a lot of wind,

I used camellias under planted with ribbon grass.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Great article !! Love all the gardens you have shown. Do you have an idea for a narrow side path which needs to be concreted? I want to make it look green somehow but having no access to the soil is a challenge. Cheers.


Related Stories

Outdoors Which Type of Fence Should I Choose for My Garden?
Slatted, louvred, larchlap... There are numerous options out there, so have a nosy over these fences for design ideas
Full Story
Bathroom Expert Advice How on Earth Do I Clean a Glass Shower Door?
Get the answers to keeping those glass shower walls and doors sparkling clean now and forever
Full Story
Building Components 8 Steps to Do an Electrical Walk-Through of Your Home
Take these steps before you renovate to create the best lighting plan for your home and avoid common mistakes
Full Story
Laundry Renovations Before & After: A Laundry Transformed... With Extras Squeezed In
This practical and oh-so-pretty laundry makeover includes a handy drinks station and even kitchen-appliance storage
Full Story
Windows Let There Be Light: 7 Ways With Glass for Light and Privacy
These glass treatments and products will increase privacy without losing natural light
Full Story
Storage Best of the Week: 26 Laundries Where Storage is the Star
Drawers, tall cupboards, open shelves and ample bench space – these laundries have all the storage you'll ever need
Full Story
Popular Houzz Series A Small, Drab Courtyard Gets a Dreamy, Subtropical Makeover
Landscape designer Janine Mendel reveals how she transformed a dull, sandy courtyard into a leafy, multi-purpose space
Full Story
Lifestyle The Psychology of Ageing Well... or How to Be Happy Into Old Age
In this weekend read, we take you through a beautifully approachable philosophy for ageing in happiness and good health
Full Story
Building Ideas Picture Perfect: 60 Urban Courtyards From Around the Globe
Our coffee-break escape offers you five minutes' worth of images to inspire and delight. Jump right in...
Full Story