As I wrote in my post Planning Your Garden – Planty Wilderness vs. Concrete Jungle it is a rare person indeed that can strike the right balance between hard landscaping and greenery. Once you have an outdoor space to look after, it’s very much up to you whether you govern it with a firm and tidy hand, or whether you allow the edges to blur a little (or a lot).
Our shop is old and a little gappy around the windows and doors so although we do our best to keep it fairly warm, the temperatures are sometimes on the low side during the colder months. It can hover around 8-10°C when it’s really chilly so we make sure that during the winter we are only stocking plants that do well in these conditions.