Posted: 12/03/2016 at 12:31
Some climbers would be nice Tootles, just leave enough access to get in for pruning. A few bits of paving, which would be hidden by plants in front, would do the trick. You could stick some vine eyes and wire in along the wall if you don't want to go to the bother of trellis, although that can be a feature during winter. Hundreds of choices of rose or clematis.
If you want verticals, try a few things like Liatris or Verbascums, and Alliums are great too. Height but not too much width. For evergreen verticals you could use yew - taxus standishii. A few columns of that will give a good accent. Then you can add other shapes as time goes on, with bulbs for spring.