Climbing Evergreens For Patio
Might I ask for some ideas for a recently built patio.
What am I after? I'm after fast growing evergreens to cover a pergola
The pergola encloses an 8x8 meter patio. There are 5 2x2 uprights about seven ft high with two cross beams running from one post to the other.
At present I have a climbing rose attached to each upright. I would not expect them to grow any more than 7 ft, the height of the upright. The roses I've planted are:
CROWN PRINCESS MARGARETA,
THE GENEROUS GARDENER ,
and A SHROPSHIRE LAD
What I'm after are some fast climbing evergreens that will cover the crossbeams and give me some greenery when the roses fade. As my living area looks out onto the patio evergreen covering is essential.
I have attached a few images to give you a feel for what I'm talking about. As you can see it is work in progress and a lot of debri has to disposed of.
I have opted for a hard landscape 2x2 paving slabs with a nine inch space between each slab covered with slate.
The stone building in the background is a 200 year old windmill stump and I feel the patio should be sympathetic to it.
My reason for the hard landscape is because I have a large area at my disposal and I already have veg beds, trees and flower beds and this is to be a sitting area
Thank you for any assistance you feel able to offer and please feel free to offer any other advice you might fell helpful