I love the idea of using baskets in soft-grey rattan for planting. These have been simply lined with plastic bin bags, with their bottoms pierced for drainage. Full details on Modern Country Style blog: Leopoldina Haynes' Small Garden
Outdoor living. Garden bench built into rendered retaining wall. I like the way trees are also in the planter to create two layers, plus a narrow planting at foot of retaining wall and under garden seat.
use vertical railway sleepers to create a curved wall raised beds - curved walls may work with overall design better divide between Mediterranean garden and English garden rather than original oblong med wall bed idea