In five days time we start constructing the garden on site so I'm now at the list writing stage: lists of things to do, things to take to site, task lists, personnel lists etc. Writing a list is the most important thing - invariably as projects get under way, I lose it, or change plans and rip it up, but the act of writing it makes me feel like I know what I'm doing.
With the nursery closed on Mondays and Tuesdays I've had two clear days on the Tatton garden. I picked up two large Vitis purpurea from a nursery in Southport, built the rest of the fig tree seat, sorted out the foam and fabric for it, ordered cushions for the bench, chose gravel, bought the fence posts and sail posts and helped my father-in-law construct the fence. So plenty of progress, but I've still got a lot of decision making to do over plants. That has to start in earnest tomorrow - it's time to decide what's in and what's out.