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.
On a tight budget? This has been achieved with a recycled timber, some breeze blocks a lick of paint. The trick to the style is to stick to a limited colour palette which brings harmony - but also a great contrast in the textures of the materials.
Garden bench built into rendered retaining wall. I like the way trees are also in the planter to create two layers, plus a narrow planting at foot of retaining wall and under garden seat. - Gardening And Patio
Make a bench without hammers, nails or a drill! DIY Outdoor Bench - in less than an hour using cinder blocks and boards. Get cushions from a used furniture shop or an old couch being thrown away and cover with sheets (which you can just pin together).