We're going to use the big space down the side of the house. It gets enough sun, but not too much and is close enough to the fence to run some sort of netting to keep pesky possums out.
A few problems. What to do with big ugly open drain? How to make sure it won't be in the way when it comes to building in underneath at a later date? And we need a water tank.
First job is to clear it out and remove the mini jungle. We've made a start and ID'd a few plants like this blue ginger which is apparently quite rare.