Posted: 09/12/2011 at 11:02
My garden is slightly bigger. Rather than a circular lawn I have a stone pavior circle with wide beds around it (so plants can 'flop' onto the circle).
Just off the circle is a very small patio area in the same coloured stone, enough for a garden bench and at about 45 degrees across the circle is a small deck which is slightly raised to create height interest. We have a huge cornish palm growing up through the decking which we sit around. These two seating areas ensure that we can sit in early morning and evening sun throughout the summer.
I have found that the wide beds of plants around the circle (be it grass or stone) do give depth to the garden. Have also added a bird bath to the middle of one bed with perennials growing up around it.
Hope whatever you decide to do looks great