olive trees in courtyard. Evergreen, soft grey tones, hardy and easily shaped. My husband really wants one of these in our garden so he can have an "on-tap" supply of olives and a reminder of my Italian roots.
Use an old pallet to make a vertical herb garden! Cheap, easy and beautiful! Just make sure to find out how the pallet was treated so you're not planting in harmful chemicals! And- u can write the name of the herbs on the wood!
The Vermeer Garden in Chelsea, London, U. designed by Andy Sturgeon - Trachelospermum jasminoides in full flower (an evergreen and scented climbers which obligingly only protrudes about 30 cm from its support)