Posted: 18/07/2015 at 10:20
Mondegreen - the most important thing is that it suits you and your needs. You've already picked some plants so find the best part of the plot for those and create that area first if that's suitable. Always pick the right plants for the spaces you have. Decide what place is best for eating/sitting according to your own work/home life - by that I mean, do you sit out more at night or during the day. You may even want two small areas for that.
Remember that the quickest way from one end of a garden to the other is a straight line so if you have curves or offset paths you need to plant accordingly or build a barrier to stop anyone taking the direct route through your plants!
Budget is also a huge factor so decide which things are most important and which things you can compromise on or do yourself.