So the Obamas are to plant an organic vegetable garden at the White House. I say if it's good enough for them, then its good enough for me and Mark. Actually there is an area within our garden (not to the scale of that at the White House) that we had been thinking about having a go at growing some vegetables on. Mark has ordered the seeds and now all we do is wait, or so I thought! After careful research into this it would seem that a vegetable patch is quite labour intensive, not the sort of work for two people that haven't managed to maintain their garden properly for the past three years of being in the house. However, I'm sure we'll give it a go, it will make a nice change to have something there other than weeds and the unsightly shrubs that the previous owners left.
That said, I love these images from mylandscapes (London), they are the ultimate in low maintenance, modern, made for socialising gardens.