We have designed a focal point fireplace within a tiny space, breaking up the previously overbearing retaining wall and draping softening planting down the wall. In small gardens we often use large specimen plants and sculptural oversized pots, such a bold statement in a small space really works.
The existing retaining wall has been dressed and divided to make it less overbearing and oppressive. We have painted the fence black emphasising the planting further. We have added some back-lighting behind the pots and uplighters under the trees to make this a very appealing nightime garden. A bio-ethanol firebowl has been set within the fireplace and the bold planting includes Fatsia, Erybotria and Dicksonia.