To give a bare back garden a focal point, create an outdoor lounge area with basic gravel. A simple white sunsail over head pulls everything together. A painted tree stump in a white lacquer creates a unique textural table. >> pretty space for summer!
Christopher Bradley-Hole's Bury Court: A planting of silvery Stachys ‘Big Ears’, the dark Sedum ‘Matrona’, phlox ‘Rosa Pastell’, with Echinops ritro ‘Veitch’s Blue’ to the rear (Left) and Agastache foeniculum (Right).
Fire pit The rear garden consists of a large entertaining area paved with random-cut Castlemaine slate. Four linden trees (*Tilia cordata*) punctuate the hard surface, framing views from the house into the garden.
Gravel around the foundation for drainage, plant shrubs along to help soak up water. Like the idea of the large rock to prevent erosion from the water spicket. Maybe a few cool pots or barrels with plants too? I like :) - Flower Beds and Gardens