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wild west themed garden on a budget


am hoping someone with knowledge of gardening can help a novice create a themed one on a budget.

Already had lot of ideas like using a broken ladder to put plants on and trying to grow chillis, tomatoes in the soil. 

Any ideas on the sorts of right things that would grow in surrey much appreciated? 


  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,228

    What a cool idea for a theme. Yucca gloriosa is a bit wild-westy. How about gravel with a few rocks, some yuccas and tufts of ornamental grasses - Festuca glauca, Stipa gigantea? Sun loving silvery leaved shrubs like Santolina might look the part too.

  • thanks for that, am thinking Corn and Chilli will go well with the theme

  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,228

    Someone else's post reminded me, how about Californian poppies?

  • hmmm, maybe ... decor and furniture also needs to be looked at

  • PeggyTXPeggyTX Posts: 556

    I saw a cute Western item the other day on a gardening forum.  They had taken an old wooden wagon wheel acquired from a family member on a farm, laid it on its side and planted small bedding plants between the wheel spokes.  It was REAL cute, too.  Seems like they had used allysum, lithadora blue and those are the only two plants I can remember.  :)  You can take two cheap; horseshoes and point them together and do the same thing on the ground, planting in the two sides.  also saw plants planted in old, worn out/outgrown  children's cowboy boots that were adorable.  :)

    Last edited: 31 March 2017 02:14:20

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  • I saw in Pinterest one wheere they planted flowers on a broken ladder, and also homebase had old whiskey barrels to plant in

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