Posted: 20/05/2017 at 17:22
We often feel overwhelmed ....... it's all part and parcel of being a gardener .... another very important part is sitting down and having a cuppa and just looking at things.
Get yourself a copy of Alan Titchmarsh's book on Small Gardens in the How to be a Gardener series - it's under £6 on Amazon, less second hand or most libraries have a copy.
Also, now is the time of year that lots of private gardens are open for charity one or two days as part of the National Garden Scheme https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/
Find a few gardens in your area and go and have a look around ... take a camera and get some photos of areas and plants that you like and bring them back here and post them for us to have a look at ... we'll help you find ways to adapt ideas and make them right for you and your garden.
And don't be intimidated by the 'perfect' gardens that you see ............... people have been slaving their socks off for years to get their gardens fit to open ... you're just beginning ... no one expects your garden to be perfect ... it's all trial and error and experiment ... but what is important is that you enjoy the process
Also, most of the garden owners love answering questions about their gardens and everyone likes helping beginners .......... so be brave, ask lots of questions as you look around