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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:35 pm    Post subject: covering wall Reply with quote

what would be good to cover this wall? Would helix hedera be able to climb it?
There is some moss around the grass at the wall



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would look great covered in ivy...maybe a small-leaved one.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is 6.5 meters wide. how many ivy plants and how far apart? i looked at hedera helix but not sure what support that needs
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not try a Clematis Montana Rubens, the pink one and intertwine it wth varigated honeysuckle. It would look great and you could put lots of different clematis that flower at different times of the summer. And for cut flowers for the house grow some sweet pea.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ivy will cling to the wall with absolutely no support - it produces roots all along the stem for just that purpose. If you decide to go that route get small cheap plants as it's the new growth that will attach itself and any long existing stems will just trail on the ground.

Clematis and honeysuckle are good options too but they will need wires or something similar to support them. You didn't say what direction your wall faces. If it's north facing you run the risk with flowering climbers that you'll get thin growth low down and all the flowers on top.

Personally, I love ivy-clad walls and there are some really nice small-leaved varieties out there!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garlicbreath wrote:
Ivy will cling to the wall with absolutely no support - it produces roots all along the stem for just that purpose. If you decide to go that route get small cheap plants as it's the new growth that will attach itself and any long existing stems will just trail on the ground.

Clematis and honeysuckle are good options too but they will need wires or something similar to support them. You didn't say what direction your wall faces. If it's north facing you run the risk with flowering climbers that you'll get thin growth low down and all the flowers on top.

Personally, I love ivy-clad walls and there are some really nice small-leaved varieties out there!
how close together will i plant the ivy. it is a north/north east facing wall. suggest a fast growing small leaf one?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure how close to plant them, I'd guess 1 foot to 18 inches apart depending on how vigorous the variety is but I'm sure someone else can be more specific. As regards varieties, did a quick search and found this site.

http://classygroundcovers.com/cat--HEDERA-helix-English-Ivy--HEDERA-helix

Or, just google hedera or ivy Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garlicbreath wrote:
I'm not sure how close to plant them, I'd guess 1 foot to 18 inches apart depending on how vigorous the variety is but I'm sure someone else can be more specific. As regards varieties, did a quick search and found this site.

http://classygroundcovers.com/cat--HEDERA-helix-English-Ivy--HEDERA-helix

Or, just google hedera or ivy Smile
OK thanks for that google
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