This is the first year in gardening career where I’ve grown lots of things myself from seed, tuber and plugs! I’m looking for tips and ideas, please don’t be afraid to be critical. I have a young family and work long hours so the garden has slipped recently! It’s normally a lot tidier!!! My own thoughts... 1) The box border in the front doesn’t leave much room for planting but this area could be for newer small plants. A development area for the rest of the garden! 2) I need a few big terracotta pots at my back door for the cosmos and blueberry plant. These are expensive tho! 3) The hedge is ugly so need to get bushier things planted in front of it! 4) All of my lavender plants are woody and leggy. Time for new plants I think. The sun rises in the morning, shining directly toward the back door. By early afternoon the sun is moving over the top of the house, and the shadow cast by the house makes it way from the back door toward the bottom where the swing is. So the side with the strawberries gets virtually no sun apart from very early and very late.