Mirrors, the experts advise, are great in gardens. They give the illusion of extra space, bounce light around and add depth. I am not a big fan of the ones that make you think you're looking at an open door or window, but I can see how these acrylic sheets would look great behind trellis.
They're going on the Christmas list, but right now, in the wake of the bank account-draining activities wrought by the building of a garden office and buying lots of plants, it's a question of picking up what I can in junk shops and the like for a few pennies (also greener too, I guess).
This was my first effort - a "fisheye lens"-type mirror bought from a charity shop for a fiver. It was already painted this way, which fits with my colour scheme - perfect! Eventually it should be wreathed in honeysuckle and clematis, but for the moment it's hanging from the trellis reflecting the sweet peas on the other side of the patio. I did buy another one - a Rennie Mackintosh-ish mirror with a stained glass frame, also for a fiver - but it was so gorgeous I have hung it inside. Now I am looking for some full-length mirrors for the side passageway as suggested by the Stopwatch Gardener.
There's one fly in the ointment. My other half hates the above mirro with a passion - before we went on holiday he said he was hoping someone would steal it while we were away. What do you think?