Posted: 10/03/2016 at 19:05
Hello GJ4 - you've really got the proverbial Blank Canvas there! Really good that there seems to be nothing much in the way of other property close behind, so lots of light and no real need to make much by way of screening for privacy.
I'm a bit puzzled by the fact that there seem to be two boundary fences - the wooden one, and then the metal one on the other side of the wooden panels. What's actually on the other side? Could this affect anything you want to do with your own garden area?
One of the most cost-effective things to do at this stage - as far as getting ideas is concerned - would be to go to a local charity shop and see what books they might have ref gardening. It's one of the best ways I can think of to discover what you could do with your own garden - and then you could see whether there's something on You-Tube ref how to dig, prepare the ground, plant stuff, prune stuff etc if you're unsure about how to do it all.
When it comes to buying tools etc, it's worth checking out your local Freecycle or car boot sales - you never know what you might find!
Good luck with it - and maybe you'll post some photos in a few months' time so we can see how you get on.