This is my front walk. We just had new paving stone done. The left side is the path it used to take, but people were too lazy if they were coming from the right and cut across the grass, so we had a second path put in too. I want to make a garden in the centre area but I think two bushes look awkward. I'm not emotionally attached to them. The left one is a forsythia and the right is a villosa lilac. Would you a) remove the bushes and make a perennial bed, or b) add a third shrub to form a triangle and plant around them?
Incidentally the far left side "mess" is a rock garden with spireas and junipers which was planted by the previous owners and I have been unable to keep weeded, so I'm going to remove it completely.