North, South, East or West Facing
Can I check that I have understood my garden's aspect - whether it is north, south, east or west facing! I find this rather confusing.
Firstly, when I'm stood on my patio with my back to the house I am looking north. Does that mean my garden is a north-facing garden?
Secondly, as I stand on the patio I have a cottage garden style border right in front of me as I look straight ahead (looking north). Does this mean that this border is south facing?
I'm all confused! Not sure whether I'm on my head or heels - Can you please clarify. After years of gardening I'm a bit embarrassed to ask this one!