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Michael Greenall | Decking in Poole. Corner seating with storage for cushions and built in lighting

Michael Greenall | Decking in Poole. Corner seating with storage for cushions and built in lighting

For a more romantic look, combine cottage garden favorites, such as fragrant catmint (Nepeta sp) with perennial sage (Salvia sp). Their mounding forms are punctuated here by spheres of lilac alliums, held aloft on sturdy stems. This is a great drought-tolerant summer trio for full sun.

For a more romantic look, combine cottage garden favorites, such as fragrant catmint (Nepeta sp) with perennial sage (Salvia sp). Their mounding forms are punctuated here by spheres of lilac alliums, held aloft on sturdy stems. This is a great drought-tolerant summer trio for full sun.

Wollerton Old Hall Garden by Clive Nichols. Spikes and compact small petals.

How to: plant a herbaceous perennial border

front yard - all mediterranean herbs - lavender, rosemary, etc. gravel, circle for seating

How to Keep Your Garden Alive During a Drought

front yard - all mediterranean herbs - lavender, rosemary, etc. gravel, circle for seating

winning combinations: Echinacea, white & purple, Eryngium, Perovskia and Moilinia

winning combinations: Echinacea, white & purple, Eryngium, Perovskia and Moilinia

really like this clean, elegant but still cosy look for a garden seating area.

10 Cheap but creative ideas for your garden 6

A gorgeous garden needn't be time consuming! Learn how to create a stunning outside space with @gdliveuk. http://www.cbsolarshading.co.uk/blog-grand-designs-live-special-top-tips-for-a-low-maintenance-outside-space

A gorgeous garden needn't be time consuming! Learn how to create a stunning outside space with @gdliveuk. http://www.cbsolarshading.co.uk/blog-grand-designs-live-special-top-tips-for-a-low-maintenance-outside-space

It's time to sort out the back garden.. Different Decking Idea and Inspiration!

It's time to sort out the back garden.. Different Decking Idea and Inspiration!

Paint colour on walls. olive trees in courtyard. Evergreen, soft grey tones, hardy and easily shaped. Paint colour on walls

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.

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.

This looks nice and is an example of an extension on a similar plot to our existing one. I also like the use of windows as well as the bifold/sliding doors.

This looks nice and is an example of an extension on a similar plot to our existing one. I also like the use of windows as well as the bifold/sliding doors.