I love the idea of using baskets in soft-grey rattan for planting. These have been simply lined with plastic bin bags, with their bottoms pierced for drainage. -- Modern Country Style: Leopoldina Haynes' Small Garden Click through for details.
The main entertaining area includes built in hardwood seating, outdoor lighting and a shade sail for shelter on those rainy days… All this makes this garden space a great place to enjoy well into the evening. For the corner near the back door