Posted: 05/05/2015 at 14:15
Relax. People who have well kept gardens themselves appreciate all the effort and preparation needed to make new beds or revitalise old ones. They will freely offer help, advice, plants and all sorts.
No-one expects beds to be dug in pouring rain or in your best clothes. Once you border is dug and planted don't expect it to remain static. Plants will grow, weeds will grow, plants will thrive and plants will fail. It's a dynamic, never ending seasonal cycle looking after beds and gardens. Enjoy the process and, as your plants get bigger and need dividing, enjoy swapping with your new neighbours whom I hope will become firm friends.