Front Garden at Bury Court, photo Clive Nichols. A planting of silvery Stachys 'Big Ears', the dark Sedum 'Matrona', phlox 'Rosa Pastell', with Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue' to the rear (Left) and Agastache foeniculum (Right).
Make Storage Multitask (pool area?) Solve two outdoor problems -- a lack of seating and of storage -- at once. Transform wooden chests with paint and custom cushions made of waterproof foam and fabric. (For backyard toys, gardening stuff, and pool chems)