I want to put a few large pots along the edge of a deck spaced approx half a meter apart. Primary aim is to define the edge of the deck for the kids but we’d also like to provide a little shelter and privacy from the neighbours if that can be achieved.

I’m looking for suggestions on what to put in the pots?

We are in a valley that gets a lot of wind so whatever we choose will need to be extremely wind tolerant. Size wise anything up to 1.5m high by 1m wide.


  • You must to post comments

Hi Calvin thanks for your question

A shrub that grows very quickly is Griselina. It has bright apple green leaves. Another option is the NZ native Akeake in either green or red foliage. For some fruit at hand you could plant Feijoa. All of these would suit your climate and pots.

Happy gardening – Maria Palmers garden consultant

  • You must to post comments
Showing 1 result
Your Answer
Guest Author
Post as a guest by filling out the fields below or if you already have an account.