The rubble trench is a cheap and effective foundation that combines drainage with load distribution. The basic principle of it has been around for thousands of years but American architect Frank Lloyd Wright brought it into the 20th century. More at www.naturalhomes.org/permahome/rubble-trench-foundation.htm
Rock Cress - Plant Aubrieta 'Cascade Blue' Excellent evergreen ground cover, producing cushions of pretty purple-blue flowers. It can be planted along the edge of a bed or lawn, or in the rockery, but is also very effective in a hanging basket displaying a profusion of colour.