A vine? How cool would that be! We're in the midlands - is that too far north for the grapes to ripen properly? Seems a waste to grow them if they're not very edible, although the fruit is just a bonus and the shade is the main aim
Hello clever green fingered people. I have never posted in this section before, mainly cos I didn't know it existed! Gardening is NOT my strong point - gardening generally limited to mowing the lawn
However, our front room window faces almost due South and its absolutely baking sitting in the window atm, but it feels so ungrateful to close the curtains on a lovely day. I've looked at wind out awnings but they are £££ DH has suggested a pergola fitted over the window to provide shade which sounds nice, but will it make for problems with the house/plants in a few years time?
And does anyone have any recommendatinos for nice, flowering climbers which can cope with full sun and neglect, possibly not evergreen so they don't make it too dark for the 360days a year when the sun isn't Mediterranean?! Sorry for being so awkward, and thanks for any advice