If you're keeping track of sun movement, choose the place that gets the most hours of sun, that will be your closest to South facing.
I think they're all rudbeckias but different ones
Not a lot of bother here Fishy. Lots of it under trees. Keeps the annual weeds down
Hello Fishy, looks like Ground Ivy, Glechoma hederacea
no, not Fatsia. something ericaceous I think.
the leaves are the part that shows the health of the plant, if they're Ok don't worry. Berries sometimes rot as in all fruit
if your garden is 12 x 14m it's never going to be too far to walk unless you've spent too long in that bar.
Your plan sounds good to me, based on the conditions in your garden.
Agree with Hosta, your garden, your choice
the posh varieties of D. purpurea don't seed true. they get closer to the species with every seeding. And much better for it imo.
If you cut back the growth and treated the ground with glyphosate you have done nothing. Weed killers work on plants not ground. But it's never forever. Perennial weeds persist, annuals keep germinating, you just have to keep at them by your chosen method. chemical, cover or dig/hoe