b'Silver Lady fern(Blechnum gibbum)Veneto pavers in SabbiaStevensonPohutukawa www.stevenson.co.nz(Metrosideros collina Tahiti) 0800 BLOCKSMondo grass(Ophiopogon planiscarpus)Bush triptych, outdoor artworkPeter Lathamwww.peterlatham.com Red canna lilytall cylindrical glazed Chinese pots Resene CondorPottery International www.potteryinternational.co.nzResene Whizz BangResene Sea FogEzi Wall blocks inSouthern BoulderStevensonwww.stevenson.co.nz0800 BLOCKS Resene So sticataThis small enclosed courtyard has been transformed into a practical space by the addition of several design features. Painting the walls with Resene Sea Fog and the use of light-coloured pavers (Stevensons Veneto Sabbia) gives the impression of a larger space. A low wall in Stevensons Ezi Wall, colour Southern Boulder, provides a planter box on the perimeter of the space. Plant choices include those with texture, redowers and those that will tolerate the semi-shaded site. A small water feature Nicky Samuel in the corner creates an ambient atmosphere, while an outdoor art panel on the wall facing the windows depicts native bush. A pebbled paving insert de nes the link landscape designer of between the gate and the door, and a large pot adds colour.Elan Design, Te Awamutu,suggests this courtyard scheme: phone 07 870 4457, email nicky@elandesign.net.nz, web www.elandesign.net.nz | 119'