The first border I planted was, as you look at it, on the left. Neither the shed nor the lawn was there at the time, but we shall discuss those soon.
I had been given some plants by an acquaintance; a geranium, a sedum and some crocosmias which she had divided from her own garden, and two beautiful roses as a housewarming present. I had numerous plants in pots, from my previous garden (mostly a container garden, as it was largely a patio, see left) which I was keen to get into the ground; and I, greedily and happily, threw money about and bought a few to add into the mix.
I am a fan of the English Cottage Garden type scheme. So we have, in the left border:
penstemon, lovely red colour
sedum "Autumn Joy"
climbing rose, yellow; skimmia (now sadly dead), pinks
clematis, choisya, campanula
This is how it panned out with the plants I had:
My first border, in what was once a wilderness. Yay!!