Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:52
A good clear out first will let you see what you've got Millie. I bet you'll have lots of room once that ivy's pruned back! If you can't fix trellis directly to the wall, you could put some posts into the ground in front of it, and attach it that way. Big pots planted up with your herbs and flowers, and grouped together will be lovely. If your staircase has room at the bottom, you could also put climbers in a big pot there and use the handrail for support. Good luck with it all - it will be great once you get going.
Keep on at that landlord about the door...
It's in his interest anyway - you can't maintain his property unless you can access it.