Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:54
Hi Rory, the pics are a bit small and i can't enlarge them and I can't recognise anything.But that garden looks amazing. I wouldn't mind inheriting that. I'd start by weeding, there are bound to be some, and do some planning. Take a lot of photos of what it looks like now and every month through summer. Label plants as keep, dispose of, move etc. Just stick a little plastic label in the ground beside it.
I must be getting past it, took me ages to spell label
Things move better from autumn onwards, September is good for grass seed sowing.
Lots of shrubs will need a prune and if you take a pic we can ID them. Then someone (probably not be) will tell you how to prune them.
I think I can see some hellebores and astrantias there and you may have got some good plants