Posted: 19/08/2015 at 13:14
Great opportunity Helenita
When you say south west facing - did you mean the house? If so - the raised beds will technically be north east facing, with a bit of sun coming in from the 'sides' if you're not overshadowed by any buildings etc.
You'll be able to put a good variety of things in them anyway. Clematis can be planted in the end of your raised beds and trained up the fence and over the pergola, so that won't be an issue. Better - and easier - than keeping them in pots.
Have you an idea of colours you like or style of planting?