I recently re-discovered these photos (pre-digital, hence the print 'join-ups'!) of my first ever garden, which was in Guisborough.
Knowing nothing then about plants or garden design, after moving in I eagerly read all about creating the illusion of a larger space by breaking up the design etc ... and learning about wonderful glorious plants.
I'll never forget the excitement of cutting the circular shape in the lawn to create a mysterious little secret garden area. And the fun of creating my 'Yorkshire Pudding Shrub' by pruning the previously straggly Lonicera 'Baggesen's Gold' into a lovely big squashy form!