This section is from the book "The Gardener V1", by William Thomson. Also available from Amazon: The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener.
The following climbers will be most likely to suit your purpose, although we doubt the air of your hall will be too dry to grow them well: Tac-sonia van volxemii and T. Exoniensis; Passiflora caerulea and P. Campbellii; Jasminum grandiflorum; Habrothamnus elegans; and Plumbago capensis. You must either have sunken recesses for a few bushels of soil round each pillar, or large ornamental vases or pots that will hold a bushel of soil for each plant. All the plants named will do in equal parts good friable loam and leaf-mould, with a quart of bone-meal to each bushel of soil. You can grow the Nymphaea odorata in basins of glass or earthenware with a few inches of loam and some pounded charcoal in the bottom of each. The water must be kept sweet and fresh by constant renewal.