Just what I had in mind. Have the cinder blocks. Need the "how to."

Build a raised bed (in pictures)

Modern garden designers :: contemporary garden designs in London by mylandscapes

Patio Garden - love the blue! This modern garden design features a palm tree floating in a pool and a lush tropical planting design. My kind.

Lavender, rosemary and thyme

Purples of the lavender and purple sage, Rosemary in the background (Briarwood Landscapes - Petworth, West Sussex)

Good shady plant selection

Good shady plant selection-I like the idea of whitish mulch to light up the dark area and set off plant forms.

purple kale ? in grey pot with ivy and try via Vignettes from England by Things That Inspire

"Beautiful container arrangement" I did this! Someone pinned my work. Planting and Containers by Beau Folie Landscaping