When you are deciding how to plant your garden, the first thing you need to do is work out a realistic budget for the plants. You also need to consider the timeframe in which the work can be undertaken. Both these aspects need to be covered before you purchase any plants for your new garden.It is sensible to spread the actual planting out over several seasons, for reasons of both cost and time management. You also need to work out some kind of agenda of priorities for the planting. You can stage the work in a number of ways, depending to some extent on the si/e and type of vour garden, and whetheryou are planting from scratch or simply redesigning sections of the existing garden.