I definitely had a kitchen/cottage garden in mind, with (edible) flowers as well as herbs and vegetables. I sort of started with a plan, but then it kind of devolved into "well, I have this plant available now and they need to be potted up or transplanted urgently, so let me plant it now".
My goal for this section was to plant things which are either really expensive (eg, mange tout, snap peas, baby veg of any kind), or things that supermarkets always sell too much of and you can never finish before it goes off (eg, coriander, swiss chard, etc), or things that are hard to find (eg, chinese vegetables of any description). I'm not going to bother with things that are "cheap as chips" - like onions, carrots or potatoes.
I'll put some labels on the photos in photoshop a little later, but in the mean time:
In strip 1:
Swiss chard, canary yellow swiss chard, cayenne peppers, celery (grown from the stub of a store-bought bunch), chives, cinnamon basil, a sweet pepper (odd though - these are supposed to be annual, but this plant is going on 3 years now?), marigolds (lemon drop and tangerine) here and there because they were going spare and they make good companions to just about anything, winter savoury. At the very back, planted in the cinderblocks in this strip: rosemary, common thyme, creeping thyme, another marigold, and a petunia that isn't terribly happy. The side closest to the wall gets a bit less sun though, so the swiss chard and chilis that I've planted there are quite small, and have yet to reach a harvestable stage. In contrast, the chard on the wood fence side, from the same seedling tray, has given me almost 1 kg of chard already. Just goes to show what the right position can do! I might have to pull that chard up and plant something that tolerates a bit of shade there instead - maybe lettuce or something.
The tomato growing up the teepee thingie (this was a volunteer tomato I found growing in the cracks of our patio. I dug it up and replanted it here, and its going nuts in this section. Looks like it will be some variety of cherry tomato - lurve cherry tomatoes!) I can never remember though if you are supposed to prune the suckers off only indeterminate tomatoes, or both determinate and indeterminate. Doesn't really matter though, since I have no idea what this one is.
Between the pavers on the far left is creeping thyme, the middle strip has pennyroyal and the far right strip of pavers has creeping oreganum.
The green pot has strawberries in it (not sure which kind though - they were a gift from someone).
Beetroot, canary yellow swiss chard, chinese cabbage, comfrey (took ages to find a supplier for that!), a granadilla (passion fruit) plant climbing up the trellis, evening primrose, pineapple sage and lemon verbena. Oh, and a couple more marigolds. I think there is a borage plant in there too somewhere
Another volunteer tomato in the terracotta coloured pot. Probably a beefsteak tomato? An artichoke in the plant in front of that - I know they get huge. Its just there as a temporary refuge from the dogs (had to dig them up and make a new plan for them - dogs kept trampling the seedlings).
This patch isn't well represented in the photos, but is my "this needs less watering" patch. Common sage, variegated sage, golden sage, yarrow, rosemary, bulbinella, African wormwood, lemon thyme, marjoram and a large gooseberry bush.
This is the "mostly pretty" strip - lemon tree, 6 different kinds of dwarf lavender, some dianthus, more marigolds, fennel, wild garlic, and 3 zucchini plants, which I'm kind of regretting putting here because they are getting much bigger than I realised they would get, and are sort of crowding out the rest.
I garden so that I don't kill people.