Designing planting schemes
We are approaching our first summer in our new house and want to start making it a garden again. Over the autumn and winter we cleared it all out (it was an old overgrown well established garden), covered the bare soil with manure and planted a new hedge. All that remains is a lawn and spring bulbs that we missed when digging up the borders. Our big plans (which will take many years) is to have a cottage style, grow fruit and veg, have a big rose arch to provide privacy on our patio and have big full borders with all season interest for us and wildlife. I've subscribed to gardeners world magazine, member of the RHS, bought many books on plants, garden design, cottage gardening and growing our own fruit and veg. I've started a list of what plants I like but am still feeling very overwhelmed. The borders will stay pretty much as they are but need shaping again but I have no idea what plants to put where. People tell me I can just move them again but I need some sort of structure to follow otherwise I'll just be lobbing in plants here there and everywhere?!