Posted: 17/03/2013 at 15:34
A new border with plenty of Sun!! Sounds like a treat. Agree that you should perhaps take your time with the planning. Work on the soil structure first and then go from there. You are right to start with the structural evergreens and any deciduous plants that will give height. How do you feel about that new fence? only you can plump for climbers on that aswell as long as you can support them.
Then work down to the sub shrubs and perennials. It'll take time and effort but will be worth it.