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socheallaigh
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:15 pm    Post subject: Ideas for small screening plant Reply with quote

We have a small area of front garden which needs minimal screening from neighbours.
Maybe a climber but one which is neat and will provide some cover during summer months. South facing area.

I don't want to use ivy or anyhing that would intrude too much/need constant pruning. The area would be 6 x 6 feet approx.
Flowering an added bonus. Any ideas welcome.

Sean
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neglected to mention that we have a rambling rose growing in close proximity and would be pot planting the climber.
I had thought maybe Jasmin (summer cover important)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What will this climber be growing on, and what is the aspect? My immediate thought is Trachelospermum (Rhyncospermun, they changed the genus!) jasminoides. http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=1939
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw this post and was going to reply Trachelospemum, then noticed tippben got there before me. go for it.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive always found Trachelospemum a hard plant to grow.

It hates frost / Irish winters and is a real slow grower

An alternative to Trachelospemum would be:
Clematis armandii (handle with care)
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Jasmines
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only just seen this post....... a big NO to Clematis Armandii.....far too vigorous, and will get totally out of control and be a huge nuisance. I've warned you.....!
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