Do you want to design and build your garden yourself, or do you want to hire in professionals to design it and provide you with a planting list, perhaps even get the designer to project manage contractors to deliver that agreed design? In a garden this big, with a very limited budget our aim was to do it all ourselves, whatever “it” was.
How hard has it been for you to leave your new-to-you garden for a year to :- a) discover what is growing there; b) orientation/prevailing wind/where the sun falls when; c) what the soil type is everywhere? I was keen to get going, especially with all those plants in pots that we bought from our old garden to sort out.
The polytunnel was one of the dreams we had for our new garden, and was to be our big present to ourselves when we moved. We had only had a 60cm by 2m lean to greenhouse against the garage wall in London, which could take two growbags in it. We wanted something bigger. It was to be for tomatoes and peppers in the summer, and to have oriental greens in over winter. It was to be ready for our first March there – only 4 months after moving in.