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What is a suitable climber for a chain link fence?


 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:04 pm    Post subject: What is a suitable climber for a chain link fence? Reply with quote

Ive been telling my sister about this irish gardening forum, she was impressed and told me to ask your advice on her situation.
She owns a small business that has a chain link fence across the back.
What kind of climber, creeper or wall shrub is suitable for planting along it?
What will look best and survive?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:11 pm    Post subject: Plant honeysuckle on a chain link fence. Reply with quote

Well I know something about this.
I have planted evergreen honeysuckle along the base of a chain link fence.
It was attractive and dense.
Worked well for me, give it a try. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:22 pm    Post subject: Plant honeysuckle on a chain link fence. Reply with quote

Good choice cooler, here is some more info on Japanese Honeysuckle.


Lonicera japonica "Halliana"


Masses of highly scented, pure-white, tubular flowers from April to August, ageing to yellow, and handsome, dark green leaves. This vigorous, evergreen, Japanese honeysuckle is perfect for an informal, cottage-style or wildlife garden. Quickly offering all-year cover, it looks best scrambling over walls and fences or trained through robust shrubs and trees.

Position in full sun or partial shade.
Plant in fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil.
It is fast-growing. Eventual height: 10m. Eventual spread: 2m
Its flowering period is April to August with a flower colour of pure-white, ageing to yellow.
Followed by small, purple-black berries (borne in hot summers) may cause a mild stomach upset if ingested; dark green leaves
It is fully frost hardy
Care: Cut back established plants after flowering, removing a third of the flowering shoots. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is honeysuckle growing on some old chain link fence here at the farm, and it has become a solid wall. The fragrance of the flowers is intoxicating, and the hummingbirds love it. In fact, a pair has been nesting in a huge old flowering quince right by the fence. The only potential drawback to honeysuckle is that it can become invasive. But the good news it, it's not a pain to trim and keep in its bounds.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:26 pm    Post subject: chain link fence style Reply with quote

Yes, you are right Lilith. I find honeysuckle extremely easy to cut back, even if it does grow rapidly. It is one of my favourite climbers.
It should give a chain link fence style
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