Palaisglide wrote (see)
If we are named for our gardens then I would be "ad hoc" with a few standard bushes the style changes by the year or even the season.
Jeannie, what ever you have is yours, if it annoyed you you would not still be planning it, it would be done, I moved into a new build detached 30 years ago and worked until I ached to change it from the lawn back front and sides to a garden i could live with. That has had many make overs as the years rolled on and that is what we gardeners do, we complete a project sit down with a glass in our hands look at it and see how it could be done differently and so away we go spade and fork flying plants being moved so many times they do not unpack their suit cases.
As long as we are reasonable pleased with our efforts then that is success.
Random ad hoc Frank.
Food for thought Ad Hoc Frank - I think I'm afraid to dig & plant in case it all goes wrong - added to the fact that I still have part of the back to sort out! Our back is very open so my efforts/errors are available for all to see.. I want to get it right first time; but should know that in gardening there is no "right." Oh dear!!
My style is wannabe cottage, but have quite a lot of grass & paths.
Verdun wrote (see)
Highland Jennie, we know you are in Scotland, called Jean and still planning and processing your garden. You are also very modest....saying you are "unimaginative"....and people like that.
How big is your garden? Do you have a style you hanker for?
Your location suggests a hostile environment yet on some of your weather posts the temperatures are often pretty good. So, maybe in the west? Maybe,getting the gulf stream as we do,down here?
Hi Verdun, back is 50 foot x 50 foot, when planning I thought that raised beds might be better for me in the future - less bending, so have 4 of those. There's an arch with a clematis one side & awaiting something else, probably a climbing Gertrude Jeykll. There's an obelisk waiting for a new bed to be dug (oh, the stones ) & loads of things in pots looking for a home.
We're about 16 miles west of Inverness, so NE. Could never live on the west coast - too much rain & too many midgies!! Our (sometimes!!) reasonable weather is because we're low-lying & near the Beauly Firth/Moray Firth area. (Or maybe the garden & car thermometers are wrong....??!!) The winter can go on & on - I do worry about doing anything out there at this time of year, though.