They are not fussy about the soil @adam, mine are growing in what is pretty much rubble! But they do like full sun so a south/south west facing wall is best. Out of the wind too as they are heavy, so can fall down in a gail. But dont worry about frost as the are climbers with pretty deep roots. The smell is knock-out though! Be interested to know what the honey suckle/jasmine blend will smell like!!