Starting with an absolutely empty garden, but with a structure in place, is quite a daunting prospect. This is not helped by the fact that I can only do a limited amount of gardening myself (if I bend over too far to put ina plant I tend to fall over head first). I do have a super gardener and we get on well and agree on all things green.
It wasn't until I began a planting scheme that I realised just how big the garden is. It really looked quite compact but as I get another twelve rock plants and D puts them in it is hard to see where he has been.
So after discussion we have decided to plant up the top section of what was to be a rockery with shrubs and to this end I have been today and bought seven evergreen dwarfish shrubs, some conical, some round, one which lies flat to the ground, and I hope these will form some kind of structure to add flowering shrubs here and there.
Time will tell. At the moment all I can say is that my garden is eating plants and there is little to show for it. I did buy another six rock plants too but that was because I just couldn't resist them.