We began a metal structure in late June that would support grape vines, climbing roses and markisa plants (passion fruit). After a month the plants settled in and, for the most part, decided to grow — although more slowly than expected.
The rainy season did not kick into gear during November, but we’ve had a few serious rains in December and things are now looking good.
Remarkably we just found some grapes already starting to grow:
It will be another six months or so until we really get a significant amount of shade across the roof space. But when we do we will have an awesome rooftop space for a variety of events.