Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:05
Louise........I think you have some really good advice above and I would agree that maybe you take a little more time to be sure in your own mind how you want the garden to be.
A designer of any description....whether for your kitchen or your garden..........will work within the parametres you set. If you want to kick ideas around first, do just what the other posters have advised..........look around other gardens as well as your own (you can always adapt, scale up/down )........discuss your ideas/plans on the forum and with your family members. When you have a good basic idea of what you want/need and, more particularly what you definitely don't want, then that will be the time to call in your Landscaper and/or Designer.
Sorry if that sounds a bit bossy but it IS your garden and you need to set the agenda