Help for busy garden
Hello, thanks for any help. We've had this garden for 2 years, and it's busy with permanent structures and raised vegetable beds and ground planted raspberries, all of which I don't want to move. We also have shrubs and perennials in the ground in front of the hens, and fruit trees and bushes in pots. There isn't a patio, just a path from door to back gate.
The garden is south facing with high fences and shallow soil.
Can anyone guide me how to arrange the mid garden planting, and where to put paths, as I can only figure out straight lines to get to each highly used section, but would love curves and flow. I'll be doing all the work myself, and for now the paths will be the current lawn, though long term I'd like woodchip which I can get free, or gravel. I have about 5 hours a week to dedicate to the garden, and limited cash flow, but I already own most of the plants I want (but can't confidently name them). All the things bordering the garden really need to stay there, but the planting in the middle I'm happy to shift around, hence the loose bits of paper!
Thanks for your input. I just subscribed to the magazine and am looking forward to creating a beautiful family garden.