So here is my new plot! Haven't moved in yet, waiting for the lawyers to do their little dance and give me a moving date. Hopefully in the first couple of weeks of April. The left side of the garden is Northeast facing, and the back of the house is South South West facing. You can see where the shadows are that even in early January the back of the house still gets the sunshine!
Two beautiful eating apple trees in the garden and otherwise a blank canvas! I am thinking a compost heap will be built in the far North corner, and raised beds on the sunny side? As you know, "Matron doesn't do flowers" so I would be interested to hear your design suggestions?