Can any fellow gardener advise how to aquire shade or dappled shade on a SW facing Patio, I know we have little sunshine this summer, but with the years progressing and much gustier and windy conditions even in summer the sun umbrellas I have are blown over even with a weighted base! (I blame all these off shore windfarms!) We put up a canvas gazebo but the shade was on the border and hedge and not on the patio. If we had a Pergola constructed it would take a couple of years for climbers to give any dappled shade. A conundrum methinks. Any advice and (economical) replies would be much anticipated.
- 11 Jun, 2012