Posted: 23/01/2016 at 07:22
Hello Sandyv and welcome
What a delicious spot! Very 'Secret Garden' - ish.
I'd like to make a grass 'pathway' leading to the door, with a big grass circle in the centre for your firepit, and then fill the rest of the space with a shrubbery and spring bulbs and woodland flowers, so that it continues the 'slightly neglected romantic' theme of the ivy on the old wall etc.
Perhaps an old pump trickling water into a stone basin/trough sunk into the ground - it'd soon be covered with moss and lichen, and with a few native daffodils planted around it would look wonderful.
There's also lots of space for wildlife - bird and bat boxes, hedgehog homes etc which love it there.
What is the big tree on the right?