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Recommend a climber please?


 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:45 pm    Post subject: Recommend a climber please? Reply with quote

I'm thinking of planting a climber of some sort in a trough, which has a 6ft high trellis attached. It will be south west facing, so i'm looking for any suggestions for something suitable. It will be up against the side of the shed, so I think I'll need something pretty compact, because I'm not sure what would happen when it reaches the top (will it be able to climb the shed, or just droop? etc).

Thanks for any recommendations.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are a few of my favourite trouble-free not-too-vigorous climbers / scramblers :

Jasminum officinale ... "twiner", dainty leaves and white flowers Spring / Summer, evergreen / semi-evergreen

Trachelospermum jasminoides ... "twiner", dainty leaves and white/pink flowers Spring / Summer, evergreen / semi-evergreen

Clematis 'Avalanche' or 'Early Sensation' ... "twiner / tendrils", feathery foliage, pretty white flowers, Spring, evergreen

Lathyrus latifolius ... "twiner / tendrils", perennial pea, white to pink flowers, Summer, easily raised from seed, stems die down to ground level at the end of the year, deciduous

Jasminum nudiflorum ... "scrambler", dainty leaves and yellow flowers, Winter / Spring deciduous

None of the above get out of hand too quickly and they're all quite amenable to being chopped back.

Depending on the size of the trough, you could extend the flowering season by planting an evergreen climber and throwing in a few of the perennial pea or annual Ipomea / Convolvulus / Morning Glory, Black-eyed-Susan / Thunbergia alata, etc.

Roses are a tempting choice, but I've not had a great deal of luck with them when it comes to containers. However, others may have had better results ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with the above post how about something different each year Sweet peas, Runner beans, impmoea chilian glory, Mina lobata, convolvulus or Rhodochiton.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestions, I'm going to look them up now, before taking a trip to the garden centre!
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