Harpur Garden Images Ltd :: Marcus Harpur A Garden for First Touch at St George's Sloping garden of green foliage. A slope with dense planting of colourful purple blue perennials and grasses including salvia nemorosa. Corten steel step risers with gravel Silver-Gilt medal Design: Patrick Collins Sponsor: St George's Hospital and Medical School
We made a feature of the garden’s slope, by designing three terraced levels of planting, with an open flight of steps running through it to the garden’s upper section. Description from juliantatlock.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
The combination of rendered walls, wide steps, warm stone copings and nice planting is very nice. A white render and darker brown or grey stone would look good in the cottage - a more refined version of what you currently have.