I guess it's a bit like planning a quilt.....we are in the process of planning our patio garden. Once the conservatory/extension has been built (and builders have now started) we'll need to get the garden sorted. Whilst I love the grass/trees/flowers etc. it is just not practical for us - we'll never have a lovely lawn when it is continually being trampled by four-legged canines....and the mud in the winter becomes unbearable. So .....patio type garden it will be...watch this space. Meanwhile, I still love the house. It works really well - it's great to feel settled at long last!!