I have recently moved into a house with a back patio that I love and a bed set up that should be perfect for the style of garden I like. I'm really fond of English cottage style gardens and I like a more natural/wild look compared with a manicured one (I hate neat little rows of flowers and the like.)
The challenges are that it's a fairly small space so I need to be very deliberate if I want year round interest and all that good stuff. The patio is surrounded by 7ft walls and the house so it gets mostly shade. I'd love to have some herbs and edibles as well as flowers.
Where do I start? Any suggestions. Sorry I only have photos taken at night right now. Currently there's a Carmelia tree, a little pine, and a fern that I'm happy with and alot of open space