2 Sun/heat trap
Sheltered spots in full sun – by brick walls or stone patios, for instance – can become real heat traps. This can be a plus if you have some tender tropicals in containers that you can move there for the summer, but most plants will struggle. Even tropicals won’t tolerate containers that get burning hot or dry out. Plant away from the wall to reduce reflected heat, and choose drought-tolerant, heat-loving plants, such as lavender, sedum and silver-leaved perennials, or desert dwellers, such as yucca and agave. To make the space more comfortable for you and the plants, consider installing a lattice structure overhead.