Keen, no never sure of anything. I try associating plants but sometime the plant I really want to have in the garden ...must have it planted.......is hard to place. I'm always changing things...even in full summer I will move plants.
Talking of "diseased" plants many Heucheras....which generally I like....look very sick to me and quickly discarded.
Agree we all like different things in the garden.....don't like hard landscaping,( can do it, have done it) prefer grass to slabs for the patio....what better to sit on, lie on or play on than lovely soft green grass and living mulches instead of those awful, soil- destroying plastic membranes?
I love to see happy gardens..whether they are cottage gardens, gardens full of annuals or rose gardens. When the owner is proud of his creation there is joy and it's infectious
To me no garden is better than another if its lovingly tended