We have had quite a few questions lately looking for ideas on gardening ideas and advice for long narrow spaces.
This tends to be as lot of the spaces that we work with – not everyone has the luxury of a sprawling rooftop garden, but that does not exclude you from utilizing what outdoor space you have or bringing the outside indoors with an indoor plant or garden.
Narrow long balconies or terraces are often the gardens that we are working with – be very aware of the direction of the light as that will dictate many things within your outdoor space from – types of plants chosen, furniture materials.
Softening railings with plant material is also a really good idea – if you have an amazing view don’t put anything in that will obstruct that view – nothing too tall – if you are doing the hedge for privacy then maybe avoid anything deciduous ( losing its leaves in Winter )
Pots and planters in a narrow space need to be unobtrusive – you only have so much space – choose up right or structural plant material so that it does not encroach on your livable space.
Light it up – i cant stress enough how important lighting and irrigation are to your outdoor space it gives it an element of romance at night time – and who doesn’t need a little romance !