Plain boring garden - desperately looking for ideas!
Hi everyone, I've been reading through some of the great advice being given to people looking for help with their gardens and decided to ask if anyone could help with mine before I waste any more money on buying the wrong plants etc. I had my garden hard landscaped last year and was left with a very narrow bed down each side, and whilst I've put in some plants they're not what I'm aiming for. I would like a bit more shape to the lawn, I tried giving at the slabs but it's not enough. I don't know whether to try curve it more, or go for a more angular look? I want to plant small trees, I've put in a barn root amalanchier which hasn't grown at all in the two months but it's still alive, and a birch but I don't think it's got enough space. I'd like to make the beds bigger and plant things which stay green, but I have put in some clematis but I think they're in the wrong place... I'm clueless about gardening and every plant I put in the shaded side died, but the ones that are there now are in pots. I'd really love it to have tall things which make it feel more enclosed and a nice shape to the lawn and beds, any advice is very much appreciated! (before pic, immediately after landscaping pic, and what it's like now)