A small, environmentally friendly patio provides a sitting area where you can put a bistro set with an umbrella. The advantages of gravel patios include water permeability, flexibility in design and relatively easy installation.
Hydrangea paniculata Limelight, large white blooms tinged with pale green; trailing Ivy at the base spills over the sides of the classy zinc planter boxes. Baltic Ivy (variegated creamy edge) would combine well too.
Inexpensive x patio stones surrounded by pea gravel form a low-maintenance patio. Dig out and level the base, then place the stones and gravel. With basic tools and beginner skills, a small patio can be completed in one or two weekends. It’