My back garden at present comprises of a patio area and astro turf area, and I am building a border of 8 bricks high as an L shape around 2 edges of the patio, with a curvy shape at each end to break the rectangular lines up.
The border is built on the existing patio slabs and small drainage holes have been put in the brick work.
What do I need to use to fill the planting area in? Do I need some sort of rubble/brick at the bottom? Was then thinking of a mixture of well rotted manure and top soil.
I want to create a border mainly of climbing evergreens so I have colour all year and to climb up a boring brown fence. Any suggestions of what to plant?
The border is approx 1 foot wide. One side is approx 4.5 metres long and is mainly south facing, and the other 3 metres long and mainly west facing.