My daughter and partner have recently moved out to the country – big time.  From owning a small but perfectly formed starter home in a busy industrial town, they now own a beautiful stone conversion on the outer edge of a grand stately home.   Their own bit of garden is 100 times bigger than the yard they left.  A designer was consulted to give them ideas how to make the best of this most precious commodity.  They had a couple of pre set ideas.  Must have large vegetable plot; must have space for flower beds.   The designer was so helpful – he came up with schemes that utilised each area according to the sun and light, how much shadow would affect this and that.  That knowledge is only available to the trained eye and worth ever penny of fee; a garden offers the most life enhancing properties  – fresh air, exercise, relaxation, warmth from the sun, and fun!