Posted: 25/01/2016 at 09:19
Cannas can grow very tall and they have red, yellow or orange exotic flowers.
Madame Isaac Pereire is a Bourbon rose that can be trained as a climber. Gertrude Jekyll is a shrub rose that David Austin also sells as a short climber. Lovely scent.
For the bedding you could grow herbs. Parsley is biennual so it will be green the first year as it flowers in the second year. Or try Basil, does flower but you can pinch them off which will make them grow bushier. They can be sown from seed.