'This flight of steps is part of a wide, steeply sloping front garden near Cheddar Gorge in Somerset. It was designed and constructed in 2004 and planted up over the following 2 years. The steps give easy access down the slope between large drifts of herbaceous perennials and low growing evergreen shrubs. '
Inexpensive 16-in x 16-in patio stones surrounded by pea gravel form a low-maintenance patio. Dig out and level the base, then place the stones and gravel. With basic tools and beginner skills, a small patio can be completed in one or two weekends. It’s a practical no-water alternative to a lawn too.