I live in a flatshare, in a room on the ground floor (first floor for North Americans). To prevent people from looking into our rooms all the time (there's a parking lot in front), we have outdoor blinds/screens (about 5ft/1.5m high and 15ft/4.5m wide) made out of bamboo.
I would like to cover those outdoor blinds/screens with some green. I've been thinking of Ivy because it grows so fast.
Are there any other plants that can quickly cover the outdoor blinds/screens that I would be able to get seedlings for and start right now? Or is this a completely idiotic idea because Winter is the wrong time of year to start any outdoor plant?
I'm in southern Germany in a climate that Wikipedia calls "temperate seasonal"; there is some chance of snow, although usually only a few days a year; the low end of winter temperature is about -2°C (28°F).
- Outdoors underneath a balcony.
- Facing North-ish, it doesn't get a lot of sunlight.
- Ideally, I would plant them in containers but planting them in the ground is also an option.
- Flowers would be nice, but an evergreen covering is also acceptable.