How much sun does your garden receive? If your property faces north or south, you could get more or less sun. If there are trees on neighbouring properties (or even on your own) you can get more shade.
How much sun does your garden receive - and is it enough?
Not enough! We are in the North of England, so sunshine is limited up here anyway but our garden is in a dip (we're on a hill and the house is higher than the garden) and surrounded by lots of other houses so even when it is sunny, the garden is always at least half in shade. We have planted lots of shade loving plants which are thriving but don't tend to flower or have small insignificant flowers which saddens me as I love big bright blooms! We do have a climbing rose on our back fence though which gets the most sunshine and has really unusual double flowers in a gorgeous deep red.
Never enough! Our front yard receives plenty of sun which is great for a variety of plants. Our back yard faces south, and we have a large tree. Together, it means that we get limited sun in our backyard, which can make growing difficult!