Posted: 20/02/2016 at 06:40
Good morning Snapsnaps You've begun at the right place - we'll give you a hand
Can you take some photos of your garden and post them on here for us to have a look at - then we can get some idea of your options. To post a photo you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions. Sometimes it can be a bit slow, but if it doesn't work let us know and we'll try to help. Some photos of individual plants will be good too, so we can identify them and then you'll know whether to pull them up, or whether they're going to be smothered with gorgeous flowers in September
Also, we'll need to know whereabouts-ish you are, which way your gardens face (North/South etc) and what the soil's like - lovely dark loam / sticky clay or something in between etc.
And what you can do is make yourself a cuppa and have a look at some gardens - in books or online (have a wander around this site) and try to decide what sort of look you like - don't be too fussed about individual types of plant yet - more the sort of overall look.
And what do you want to do in your garden - grow veg, entertain your friends etc, have you children who will need a play area, are there family pets who will use the garden too?
This is going to be an adventure