Well the landscapers worked hard. At the end of the afternoon the garden had, to all intents and purposes, gone! The grass and flower beds had been stripped away. The levels had been marked with posts and the edges of the various sections of the garden were marked up with blue paint.
As the work had progressed the Gorse Fox and the Silver Vixen had watched, and made a few executive decisions... the deck would be a few inches wider, the patio about 18 inches smaller, The balance looks about right. There's still a lot to do - they are expecting to be here for a couple of weeks. Only when they leave can the Gorse Fox start on the deck (which also underwent some dynamic redesign today).
The Gorse Fox needs to spend some quality time on Sketchup in order to bring the design up to date with the latest decisions.