Posted: 16/04/2014 at 09:25
I absolutely agree with Salino - what a fantastic plot!!! It shouldn't be too difficult to prepare and seed a lawn at this top end to join on to the existing lawn - that will involve some work from you but not too much expense. Then as Salino says some curving beds - clothe the fences with climbers and perhaps some espaliered or fan trained fruit bushes - a play area for the little one, somewhere secluded for you to sit out in the evening, screen the house at the end with a couple of pretty trees - you've got loads of space and so many options
Start learning now, beg cuttings from friends, buy herbaceous plants from stalls at garden gates - loads of them around if you go out into the countryside - it needn't cost that much if you do it like that - and later in the year lots of people on this forum swap/give seeds away
Even if you're not planning to stay long, a pretty garden can really bump up the sale price of a house - ask any estate agent.