i've just invested in a really big black pot for my patio. The pot is quite contemporary looking and will be in full sun (against a south facing fence)
I'd like something striking to grow in it but having combed through my gardening books am not feeling very inspired! The plant needs a fair amount of height to be make an impact over the top of the table and chairs. It will get quite hot in the height of summer but this is a rural area so chilly in the winter.
The fence has jasmine and clematis already growing up it and there is a bamboo in a nearby bed too. Nearby planting is in fairly hot colours with some white flowers.
Any ideas would be very much appreciated!