The infrastructure is on track so I spent most of today experimenting with plant layouts. It's one thing to have a rough mental plan, but there's nothing quite like actually placing plants in combinations in rough positions to help crystallise decisions. I still need to do some whittling down and there are some shortfalls that I'm now trying to track down - I wish I'd picked up some good sized Knautia macedonica when I had the chance, and wish I'd not let so many of the Francoa go for sale on the nursery two weeks ago. Ah well, no point wishing - I need to work with what I have.
Tim and Jez from Sound Garden Design came by today for a final briefing on the paving and to cut the three slabs that needed reshaping. So essentially now the paving just needs placing and laying on site. That's the theory anyway!