Yes, its raining and its dull out there, and probably setting foot outside is not really top of your list right now.
Think again …. now is a great time to plan for next spring. And not just what you’re going to plant, but also things like what you’re going to stand on. Getting the garden floor right is important as it’s the backbone to your garden design and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be as decorative as the planting.
Here’s my top 5 paving favourites:-
These decorative brick pavers are handmade in York by the York Handmade Brick Company http://www.yorkhandmade.co.uk/cobbles.htm
‘This path constructed of wood sections and gravel shows that there’s more to wood than just decking.
Again, its wood but not decking. These wood sections look great in a natural setting under a canopy of trees
For a full-on mediterranean look, go for these cobble patterns as paving. Not the easiest to lay and probably best left to an expert (unless you’ve got infinite patience)
The ultimate for the traditional English garden has to be natural Yorkstone paving which mellows to a lovely patina. Buy from a reputable stoneyard and, if you’re buying reclaimed, make sure they haven’t previously been in a mill or a garage, or they may be soaked with oil which is impossible to clean out.