Have to go with xeriscaping and low water in the cottage garden. Like these plants in the Jardin Toledo 2009: detalle plantación patio. Jardín mediterraneo, grava, jardín seco. Gravel garden, xeriscaping, dry garden, mediterranean
Flagstone paving for the driveway, the turning circle and outside the kitchen. Already changed my mind - not for the driveway ... we would obviously try and source a creamier-coloured paving stone for you so that it matches the gravel.