Posted: 25/03/2017 at 08:04
It's looking a lot better. Well done.
I would definitely widen the borders if you can and would suggest a clematis, rather than ivy, for that back fence or maybe a repeat flowering rambling rose. This one will provide colour and perfume and is good in shade and gets to about the right size for that fence - http://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/the-lady-of-the-lake-rambling-rose
Train it o some horizontal wires stretched and tensioned between vine eyes. If the fence isn't yours you'll need permission form the neighbours or else you could erect tall posts on your side and stretch wires on those or trellis panels if you prefer.
There are also plenty of clematis that will grow in shade as well as perfumed honeysuckle - lonicera japonica Halliana - and you can train pyracantha as a wall shrub - spring blossom, autumn berries and evergreen foliage so excellent for wildlife and seasonal interest..
Lots to think about and lots of possibilities.