I decided that the part of the plot nearest to the paths will be used for vegetables and the rest will be for decorative plants. So far I've planted purple orach, leeks, tomatoes, pak choi, spinach and some rainbow chard. The leeks could take up to 3 months but the growing season here is longer so I should be fine. I've also ordered some stevia seeds which should be arriving within a week or so.
Today myself and James spent about three hours adding soil, edging with rocks that people had dug up, level the bed and planting. We also dropped in our two Lantana plants. They have barely grown since last fall. We just dug them up, cut off their roots and jammed them in pots. It's probably about time they get some good soil and room to grow.
We also saw this on the way home. They have the most priceless store branding. Look at the picture next to the store name. WARNING: Not for people without a sense of humour. Oh Vancouver, how I love thee.