Creative ideas for a mystery corner please
Hi all, I haven't been around for a few weeks because other stuff keeps getting in the way. Anyway, finally had time to get some thoughts together and ask for some ideas for a garden feature that I'm planning.
I have done a lot of clearing in this corner over the past 18 months and want to create a little mystery corner here. I laid a mock path last year, deliberately making it narrower as it leads into the corner so that it would give the illusion of being longer than it is. I then wanted to get an old iron gate of some kind to put there, possibly with a mirror behind it, so that it looked as if it was going to a secret place.
Now, by a lucky coincidence, I have acquired a very old, rusty, wrought iron gate from the new neighbour who lives behind that corner. He mentioned that he was taking it to the tip so I saved him the trouble and collected it from him on my wheelbarrow!
So now that I have the gate, I need to work out how to create the illusion. I can fix it in place with some posts but I can't decide what to put each side of it to make it look convincing. In my original plan I was going to use rocks but now that I have the gate I'm worried that it will look odd as the gate is wider than the end of my path. I'm wondering about something shrubby that will disguise the bottom of the gate and maybe also something to climb up it and make the actual gate look narrower.
This is a mock up that I did using an art doodle app to give you an idea what I am rambling about!
Any suggestions how to make this work?