Mini Oasis If space is limited, a small fountain, bubbling millstone or half-barrel or trough filled with water and aquatic plants can be a good option. Place your feature by a seat or close to the house where it will be visible from the window. When planting a miniature pool, take care to avoid vigorous plants and rely on small, compact plants like pygmy waterlilies.
Grow your own.Think a veg patch is beyond the scope of your small garden? With container gardening you could even collect a regular potato crop. This wooden potato barrel is suitable for up to four plants, and the swing door at the front means you can harvest only a few at a time, as needed.