Posted: 09/11/2013 at 09:28
Sara, just come across this thread
You need to ph test your soil. Find out if it's acid or alkaline. Very important.
Soil? Is it heavy clay or light Sandy? Is it a sunny garden? Where is it shady?
What size is your garden?
Do you want a veg patch? Some fruit? A play area? Seating area?
Always good to get some compost into your soil.
Those fences could be planted according to which are in sun or shade.
Look, I wouldn't rush into getting loads of plants just yet. Those fences and a lawn (?) sorted first and then sketch different options. Sketch again and rethink. But do planting as your knowledge of plants and your comditions improve. In everybody's garden there are micro climates, areas which are more sheltered, etc
Its exciting planting and planning a new garden but there is no need...and no value....in rushing it
Good luck Sara