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Climbers, creepers and wall shrubs grown in Ireland.


 
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James Kilkelly
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:55 pm    Post subject: Climbers, creepers and wall shrubs grown in Ireland. Reply with quote

Hello to all members.
As Irish gardeners grows there will be many visitors and members who require information on a specific climber, creeper or wall shrub. Gardeners usually want to see a picture plus information on growth rates, cultivation requirements, uses etc. all specific to Ireland.

I, as admin, will continue to add plants that I am familiar with whenever I get the chance.
I would urge other members of Irish gardeners to add their plants they have grown also.
Or perhaps add their views or information to the plants I post.
Your member name will be forever linked to that plant type within Irish gardeners.

In this way, together we can build a searchable collection of plant types growing in Ireland, useful for both the beginner and advanced gardener.

Many thanks, GPI
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats the difference between a climber and a creeper ?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Climbers are sometimes called creepers or wall shrubs; we can use these names to define the different types of climbers.

True climbers
These plants will climb by using either their stems e.g. Honeysuckle or their tendrils Passiflora caerulea to twine around objects.
They are ideal for growing through plants.
If you wish to grow them against a flat vertical surface you must provide wires or trellising

Creepers
These plants have developed clinging adhesive tendrils or aerial roots e.g. Boston ivy.
They can usually climb a flat vertical surface without the need for support.

Wall shrubs
These are shrubs which will grow reasonably flat against a wall and once established will grow upwards and sideways on a wall.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:05 pm    Post subject: Boston ivy @ COSTAL LOCATION? Reply with quote

Hi,
Is Boston Ivy any good in a costal location?

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