Hello to everyone,
I'm a new member, I'm Chiara and I'm writing from Italy (middle Italy, not far from Rome), so please be patient with my poor English.
I need your help! how can I improve a very unhappy area of my garden?
As you can see, the first big problem is the ugly concrete wall. In order to hide it, is there any alternative to the trite Trachelospermum? I would have liked to put Wisteria, climbing roses and lonicera, but in winter it would be too empty. Same problem with the Schizophragma or the hydrangea petiolaris and probably with the clematis armandii too.
What about some espallier trees? Do you have any ideas?
The ivy is too much invasive and messy, I've already tried.
In front, I would like to make a simple shrubbery, planting viburnum, cotinus, spirae, perhaps an Osmanthus fragrens, for sure a Rose chinensis Mutabilis. Do you think it could be a good idea to replace one Oleander with a Malus huphenensis, or a cercis?
As for the stripe on the left, I don't know. Iris? lavanda? Liriope?
Yes, I'm confused and uncertain.
The clay soil doesn't help...
I will be really grateful for your help!!