Balconies, terraces, and front and backyard gardens have one thing in common: space is scarce.

Balcony gardens. Image: Taiga /

How does your garden grow?

Therefore, instead of large trees, low-maintenance plants that cope well with confined spaces can be used.

To make it bloom richly in the dream garden, plant selection is based on factors such as soil conditions, location, amount of rainfall and the number of hours of sunlight that the plants receive.

On a shady north-facing balcony, plants that are sun-worshippers will weaken. The same is true if ferns, ivy or funkias are to grow in a south-facing bed.

In concrete terms, this means that plant selection depends on how much sunlight the balcony or garden receives and its climatic region.

The structure of the soil – loamy or more sandy – and its pH are also decisive factors.

In addition, there is water. While bamboo has a high moisture requirement, evening primrose and oxeye like it rather dry.

It is therefore important to combine plants with similar water requirements and to irrigate according to the requirements in a resource-saving way.

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Anna Ellis

Originally from the UK, Anna is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]