I had managed to keep a pot of the creeper I had at Stockley Road alive for the entire time at Ascot (that’s a tough creeper), and put it and another cutting of it into the front planters. The old creeper was so root bound it was killing itself, and it wasnt a nice plant, so I ripped them out. I love this creeper because it’s as tough as nails (probably a weed), has beautiful pink/lavender flowers (two flowers already!), it’s soft to touch with lush green foliage, and it creeps like crazy! 🙂 This will eventually creep its way up to the upper level and pretty much cover the top balustrade. To make sure it doesnt get root bound and die on me, I removed the blocks the pot was sitting on, took out a paver under the pot, filled paver spot and drainage hole of the pot with sheep manure/soil so when it wants to really get its roots down it can go for it.
Edit: Online flower search and surprise surprise I have a Morning Glory… and yes it is a weed! I’ll have to read up and see if letting the roots into my patio is a bad decision. As long as they don’t do any structural damage I won’t be worried.
Follow up: Very unfortunate, but this plant has to go 🙁 It can travel underground into neighbours yards and is a real pest. I wouldn’t care if it was only my yard, but with close neighbours I will have to confine it to the pots until I can find a replacement creeper. Very dissappointed. 🙁