Getting the 'proffessionals' in
I have a strange garden shape and a legacy of a garden that was once (apparently) quite wonderful but it has gone to pot over years of neglect. I am a new gardener and have sought advice on the forum for a number of specific areas in the garden because although I know what I like when I see it, I am finding it extremely hard to design the greater layout of the area. I know that gardening is an evolution and a continually developing skill and that if plants aren't quite right you can always move them etc but I'm struggling with the bigger picture. Wanting to get the 'hard' features in but not wanting to get those wrong because that's really costly and very disruptive to move. So I'd love to get input from a garden designer, someone who will sit and talk to me about what I/we want and put something down on paper so that we can work off that. The thing is I know these things are costly, so is there any advice people can offer on how to do this on the cheap. Or is it just one of those things you just have to suck up?