The second photo.
see previous post by me
What are the shrubs below the windows, Cottonester? These look far too low and spreading to be in that spot. Something that would come up to just below the window would be ideal. There are already two Yews there on the ends. Have you considered a formally trimmed hedge of Yew along the wall there below the window?
Do you like the formal look of trimmed hedges? Maybe a cottage garden? What sort of garden do you find most appealing?