Posted: 23/06/2014 at 08:28
You may be absolutely right - it may be the sort of space where a lawn is nigh on impossible - my last garden was a small and very shady north facing inner city space - no way would a lawn have worked there - but a paved circle and some beds around it with trellis and climbers and a tiny water feature ,gave us a lovely place to sit out and have a drink or three on a summer evening after a hard day at the salt mine!!!
And we even grew a few veg there too
I think it would be a good idea to have a real appraisal of the garden - the direction it faces, how much sun it gets, type of soil in the area and possible drainage problems.
Then look at the types of garden that would work in those conditions and see which/if any appeal to Steven .......... at least that would give us something to work on ....