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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:03 pm    Post subject: Climber for windswept location Reply with quote

Hi. I have a couple of garden arches at the side of the house in a very wind swept location. I'm in the west. Arches are lined up along a south-facing wall.

Would anyone have any suggestions on possibles that would be up to the job?

I'd prefer something that would provide dense coverage (if thats possible).
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen honeysuckle do well in fairly windy locations. Belgian honeysuckle might suit you perhaps bogota.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:11 pm    Post subject: ramblers for windy locations Reply with quote

Honeysuckle is your man but you could also look at climbing or rambling roses and even blackberries. You could also look at using mesh windbreaks for a few years to allow other less robust climbers to establish such as some of the climbing hydrangeas? Also look around your locality in case neighbours have already solved your problem unknownst
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder would the evergreen clematis ( Clematis Armandii ) be suitable....it looks as tough as old boots ! I spent years trying to stop a neighbour's one invading my garden, and I had to eventually respect its resilience, I must say.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I wonder would the evergreen clematis ( Clematis Armandii ) be suitable....it looks as tough as old boots !


I dunno to be honest. I reckon it would be better to plant a climber that loses its leaves in winter. No leaves to catch the excess winds of winter from an already windy spot would be my thinking.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point, Verge, I hadn't thought of that.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys - honeysuckle it is!
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