Jason - 2204 Saturday, 01 December 2012
I had good success with Chinese star jasmine in a pot on a north west facing balcony. I trained it through the wrought iron balcony railing and it looked great. But it did have some protection from the late afternoon sun from the adjacent building. Give it as big a pot as you can. Jason
Pam - 3216 Saturday, 01 December 2012
thanks for the suggestion. I hadn"t thought of the star jasmine although I have that plant in my garden. It is spectacular in flower and has good glossy foliage the rest of the year. Perfume too, one of my favorites actually. I thought it preferred shade but I think it might be worth a try in my courtyard. It will be in a large planter so plenty of room for the roots to spread out. Just had a perfect gardening day here in Geelong. Nice damp soil from recent rain and lovely gently sunshine but no extreme heat or wind. Cheers, Pam
Keith - 2066 Monday, 25 March 2013
Hi Pam - another suggestion is Wonga Wonga vine, very vigorous and can stand full afternoon sun, only draw back on a balcony is a bit of leaf drop. Keith
Pam - 3216 Monday, 25 March 2013
Hi Keith, thanks for that. I am still experimenting so will take that suggestion on board. It is a very attractive plant.
Lynda - 3073 Monday, 01 May 2017
I am looking for climbers too for pots, I have started off with a Bougainvillea,, not sure how it will go?
Lesley - 2088 Monday, 17 February 2020
I have a wisteria growing in a large pot on a west facing wall. It seems to be practically unkillable, doesnt even mind drying out occasionally and is covering the wall. Its a bit rampant, so make sure you have the space for it.