A summer's worth of work.
I had enough of a plain empty looking garden so this summer decided to put my back to it and get it sorted. The front garden was a patch of uneven grassy mess facing N-NW. So decide to plant an acer tree in the middle of it as a focal point and then planted various ferns, hostas, a fatsia japonica, patches of daffodils, bluebells, snow drops and some grasses. Quite surprisingly it also got covered with yellow poppies which I have no idea where they came from.
In the back garden I have a planted a rose border on one side which has around 15 roses. At the bottom of the garden I have gone for a cottage style garden dominated by yellows and oranges: