Posted: 22/09/2014 at 19:31
We gardeners are all different. have a go but research what you like and decide if your soil is heavy or light and see if soil amd plants harmonise well
Well, Lyn's garden is amazing so she is well worth taking notice of.
I am a different sort of gardener....like my formal style, ESP in winter but also a controlled informality. Like contrasting colours, forms, shapes. Like loads of colour all year round. Like grasses, like scent. So no, I like to design and plan. No trial and error for me unless thoroughly researched first.
Rosemummy, enjoy planning your garden. At least decide on one or two plants you really want.......perhaps a daphne in there, perhaps a winter hellebore or two and perhaps a good long flowering summer perennial like a geranium. Have fun then with annuals in between for next spring and summer. This is a great time to plan too.