...given the right skills..
...and tools.......Roger and Peter, 80 years combined experience.......a few pieces of slate.......and some lime mortar.......create the perfect garden wall. Lovely!
Now for the rest of the patio.... and yet more choices - what colour slabs, or perhaps gravel, and maybe a bit more brick mixed in? The lawn will also come up to the back of the wall and a herb garden planted behind the seat. This has turned out beautifully - the area was dug out when we lowered the inside of the house, so we've now got this lovely sunken courtyard. It is a delight to see what happens day by day. It's definitely a case of making things up as we go along.