Ideas for the small garden


For many, the traditional quarter acre section is a thing of the past, with a host of lifestyle changes seeing gardens shrink in size. Expensive land and higher density city living often result in the garden being restricted to a balcony or courtyard. Ageing baby boomers, who form that great bulge in the population, are retiring and moving into easy-to-manage townhouses or retirement villages. And, on the outskirts of cities, larger houses on smaller sections have seen back gardens reduced to a narrow strip between the house and the steel fence.

But these changes haven’t meant that we’ve given up gardening. We’re just learning to garden in different ways. Here are some useful tips:


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