Making lemonade out of lemons in progress..
Hope this posts OK, haven't done it in a while. With all the help, and most especially thank you Yaardvark, I think this is a vast improvement from where I began. I did the first cut on the yews and box bushes this past winter. Still to go, is refinishing the deck and the trellis/fence to support a flowering vine, that Yarrdvark suggested on the left side of the groundcover bed to create a sense of enclosure. The groundcover was just planted last year so it has a while to go before filling in. What do you think?