The gravel by the raised bed bit - A large oak deck has steps leading down to a lawn design based on two offset squares in this large town garden in Hove, Sussex. The exotic tropical planting is dominant even in mid-winter.
A branch screen. remember idea: branch screens, built in planter boxes on rolling casters. Creates a moveable screen, with independent ivy growth-bonus boints for creating hinged, double screen frames that will collapse for moving or customizable sizes
olive trees in courtyard. Evergreen, soft grey tones, hardy and easily shaped. My husband really wants one of these in our garden so he can have an "on-tap" supply of olives and a reminder of my Italian roots.