Ideas for front garden
I am looking for any kind of ideas for this front garden (attaching photos). I want to make it nicer and introduce some changes. It's not a full blank canvas, but please suggest anything you think, as long as it's not too costly (doing lots of other works in the house/back garden so want to keep this expense to a minimum for the time being).
I know these things are very personal and in terms of plants I'll definitely have a look to choose myself, it's mostly about structure that I am without a clue (e.g. a medium size shrub here, a path there, etc).
One thing is that I don't want to block the view too much, the garden and the house are elevanted with respect to the road, and the house is actually far from the road so privacy is not a concern.
- The middle circle: this has to go away, I don't like it at all.
- Would maybe want some hedges in the road/driveway sides but nothing too tall, just to add a bit of structure?
- The tree will stay there
- Paving: this is the part that I have no idea how to tackle. Anything is welcome. For example, the path that goes to the left on the driveway seems very weird to me, like a path to nowhere.
Maybe have just one single path in the whole garden? maybe a bit curved
- The two patches of grass which are closer to the house: the one on the left has a rose bush, which after some deliberation I decided to keep. I'd like some planting under it, at the moment I just have a few crocus/tulips/iris bulbs that I planted in the autumn, but they cover only a tiny portion. The rest is just random grass/foliage which looks ugly.
The patch on the right: it's mostly random grass/foliage, with a lot of crocus that appeared in February. Would like something nicer. Again, I'd avoid something tall.