Posted: 03/10/2015 at 08:15
firstly, great preparation. Ideal. Secondly, great you are having a lawn.........so many are getting rid of lawns and exchanging for concrete.
i would not bother with Eternal Fragrance....it is not as good as its hype. The shrubby winter honeysuckle wafts fragrance in winter
A choisya is a lovely shrub...aromatic glossy evergreen foliage and orange/vanilla scented flowers in spring and early summer.
a scented climber? Jasmine or honeysuckle?
vertical upright structure? A conifer or two like taxus Standishii provides weight, scale, colour and structure.
Linear foliage plants like phormiums for a change in texture, colour and shape.
evergreen perennials for winter flowers like hellebores.
I hate the idea of filling gardens with "bargain" packs of perennials. I suggest going slowly by buying only shrubs and perennials you REALLY like. Aim for quality from the start. Fill gaps with annuals for first year or two.
PH test your soil too.........if determines if you can grow ericaceous plants or not. And what sort of soil you have...heavy or light. Is it a warm or cold garden? research plants that will thrive in your conditions....
when you have determined your conditions we can suggest plants
exciting though Sammymummy!