Posted: 23/08/2012 at 18:54
Must agree with Auntie Betty, you need someone to have a clear overlook, taking in what you might actually want - and then to suggest a plan. Whatever you do, don't try to do alot at once. Start with small areas near the house, which you can see more clearly. Paths and dividing hedges and/or fences may be ananswer, again, not all at once, relax, the garden won't go away - and each bit reclaimed is a victory. Do agree not to fight nature, a bog garden is a thing of beauty, and if you already have the water, it's pretty well a no brainer isn't it. Whatever you do, you need lots of pictures and measurements for someone knowlegeable to see. Do you have a college of further education near you? Ours looks for unusual shaped gardens for the students to study and draw up plans about as part of their education - and you don't have to take their advice after all.