Posted: 17/10/2016 at 16:22
Bearing in mind you have at least one small child............
Not the garden from hell at all! You have:
well cut hedge
fences in good repair. All good.
Unless you are in to gardening and want to get started, I would just cut new edges down the boundaries, reseed the muddy patch to the left of the swing, and keep the grass well cut. You will have a garden your wee ones can play in quite happily.
On the other hand if you want to start gardening and have some flowers or veg bed I would start to read beginners books. The small Expert series are a good start for flowers and veg. You will need to decide if you like straight lines or curves before you mark the beds out. Look in other peoples gardens to see what grows well in your area and what you like, Harass your friends for cuttings or divisions to get a start,
Not sure what the two lumps are going across the width of the garden? Are they remnants of walls? or does the ground dip there? If so level it out.
Is that a steep slope to the left of the steps with shrubs at the top??