What you’ll need
- 28cm terracotta pot saucer
- Cacti & succulent potting mix
- Miniature garden arbour, furniture and wheelbarrow.
- Fine decorative pebbles
- Small-leaved succulents such as Crassula varieties.
Step 1 – Add potting mix and arbour
Fill saucer with potting mix to about 1 cm below the rim. Place the miniature garden arbour in the soil about 2 cm inside the rim of the saucer.
Step 2 – Create the pathway
Spread a layer of fine pebbles curving from one side of the saucer through the arbour to the other.
Step 3 – Add succulents
Pinch the tips, or rosettes, off your chosen succulents. Insert them into the soil on either side of your pathway. Mix and match plant types and colours. Try clusters of similar plants with others of contrasting foliage shapes and colours as highlights.
Step 4 – Decorate your garden
To give your centrepiece more dimension, add features like a mini wheelbarrow and chair, complete with sleeping cat figurine. Fill the wheelbarrow with more cuttings. Try a tip of Crassula tetragona to imitate the look of a small tree.