Posted: 06/06/2016 at 15:54
Thewie, the one thing that puts new gardeners off is trying to do a complete make over in one go, do not even try. Sit down with pencil and paper some books and decide a grand plan then divide it into doable sections, quarters, tenths what ever, concentrate on each section until it is finished and you can see what you accomplished then on to the next.
Those bricks would make a hard standing for your car, if it is essential to get it off the road then do that first, it will mean making an entrance to a hard stand with possibly a cover at a later date, big job indeed.
Meanwhile depending on budget you can keep strimming the grass down and invest in some pot plants, you can get some lovely pot plants these days large small and I would decide depending on where the sun shines in your garden on a sitting area, a couple of paves a seat and small table will be easily put in with a few pot plants around it. It is obvious you will need to get the fence up though do not expect to stop your neighbours weeds invading your garden unless you dig down and put in a barrier.
The vegetable patch could be a dug up area of the garden or a raised bed section, with raised bed once you have the sides in position can be filled with a mix of the old compost and new or all new compost and sown, immediate results would give you the heart to continue. Take your time, we all change with the weather so what seems a good idea at the time can often be a mistake. Think about it start and finish one section at a time, fill your own tubs pots or any container with Vegetables, out door tomato's peas beans potato's even, that way the garden will be working for you as you develop it, little and often, the way to go.
Good Luck Frank.