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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:23 am    Post subject: Covering wall advice Reply with quote

Hi all

I just wanna ask you an advice
I need to cover a big wall in my garden and I wanna do it with a climber
it's the sunniest part of my garden but cannot grow it in the soil, I'm building two big vases about 60x60x60 cm

I thought to do it with ivy but I'd like something more "coloured"

many thanks


ps I live in Dublin city
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think clematis would be fine in a container, just don't let the roots dry out.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't bother with ivy - how about a Wisteria or Virginia Creeper?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sive wrote:
I think clematis would be fine in a container, just don't let the roots dry out.

And even if you can't grow in soil- can you part bury the container? Clematis like their roots cool if at all possible. I have some clematis in pots, and the ones in the sun don't do nearly as well as those with their containers low down and in shade or growing in the ground.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your looking for rapid cover try the "Russian Vine" or as its commonly called "Mile a minute" Guaranteed to grow 15/20ft in the Ist year,produces White Flowers in Summer,downside is its Decidious but you could try planting Winter Climbers along-side and have colour all year round.Good luck.
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