Posted: 19/08/2013 at 19:17
Zoe, only just seen this thread and it looks so exciting.
As said before what a fantastic blank canvas. Don't try too hard to get it perfect first time - that's no fun and frankly it's just not gardening (not as I know it anyway).
Buy what you love. Beg from friends - now is a good time as you can see the 'finished product' and most plants are nearly ready to be divided. Even start some seeds from seedswap on the forum.
You can get bamboo or willow canes to cover the wall easily and quickly, which can act as a backdrop for whatever you plant. I've seen outdoor photo canvases on Living Social recently - think they were expensive though but could look great with your own picture outside.
Good luck and enjoy.