Love country-style gardens? Design your own courtyard with overgrown plants, climbing roses and gravel flooring.Keep the area informal with rustic plant pots and exposed brickwork. Choose gravel in natural colours, such as terracotta, stone and brown, to keep the scheme traditional.
Gravel courtyards. Seen in the classical gardens of Italy and France, gravel courtyards. Choose a gold-toned gravel or decomposed granite for a warmer, more Mediterranean look. Add an outdoor table, a potted citrus tree and an olive tree for shade.