Posted: 05/07/2012 at 21:17
Hi as you have a fair bit of hard surfaces how about "step over apple trees". Alan Titchmarsh whilst doing his stint at Gardensworld was a keen fan, so cant be bad ! The trees are great lookers when in blossom, produce lovely edible apples and are quite prickly to deter even the most determined toddler without causing injury. If this is not your thing how about two or three beautiful clementis they grow really well side ways gently supported by a very small ( about 10 inchs) trellis. You can have an early spring, mid summer and late summer display which will thicken up over time. Good luck in your choices.