Just a thought - but perhaps the side garden needn't have raised beds but formal beds like this?
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Liz' Garden path and border
Maybe not herbs, but I really like the idea of this kind of structure in the back yard. Pea gravel separates the shaped beds, nice. Choose plants that will thrive in my unfortunate climate.
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