Posted: 18/04/2014 at 14:47
Hi Supernoodle, I agree with Nut, expect for the wisteria. I have a north facing pergola and I so wanted a wisteria. It did not like me at all and after 5years I had to move it. I think, despite giving it all it demanded, it just sat there and sulked as it did not like the north aspect !! So, do a bit of research and chose your plants wisely. Not only will you enjoy planting but watching them grow. I have ALL the plants in planters and they have done well. A few took longer to establish but the patience was rewarding. Do use BIG deep pots and they will work(within reason). I have up to three plants per pot and surprisingly, they are Ok. As Nut says, clematis and roses are good companions and I have chosen ones that flower at different times.
Besides the clematis and roses I have Rhiochiton, chocolate vine,coboea,golden hop, grapes and Acinidia Arguta.
The whole project is quite time consuming as it needs regular pruning,watering,feed and admiring!!
So Noodle, have fun