Some of the plants on the terraces had become lanky. The Tecomara arches and low Lantana hedges required much hedge trimming. Time for a change. Dig up and rehome the old plants. Repaint the walls. We chose terracotta.
Move the lanky ferns to another more shady part of the garden. Plant all year round flowering purple bougainvillea arches as no trimming is needed. Spray some old white trellis black to replace the hedges. Plant evergreen jasmine to weave in and out of the trellis without constant trimming. It likes the sun and dappled shade.
Add some bark chippings or stone. Fill some matching terracotta urns with sun-loving plants.