Plants (colourful and hardy!) West-facing balcony
Hello everyone, new to this site - and to gardening in general! - and looking for any help any one can offer!
We have a covered, west-facing balcony on our flat, and are looking to fill it with a variety of plants and shrubs.
Ideally, we would like things that will be pleasant to look at for as long as possible all year round, especially as it looks directly out from our bedroom into a common area so as much (colourful!) screening as possible would be great.
As an added complication, we are only here for 18 months, so have had to rule out growing climbing plants etc. so faster growing stuff would be super too!
Thanks very much in advance for any help anyone can offer a gardening novice!