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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:26 pm    Post subject: Creeper advice?? Reply with quote

I am looking to cover this wall with a creeper/ivy. I am open to suggestions but would like something which will provide coverage quickly, is green all year round and a bonus if it flowered in the summer but not a necessity.
Different colors might even look good.
Has anyone here done something similar and has pictures or know of someone who had?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can never understand how people would spens 1000s on a wall then the first thing they want to do is cover it with something, why not face it with stone or plant a hedge and forget about the wall. But since you want to cover it you could just use Ivy, but it only flowers at the top and can get top heavy also its ariel roots like mortar so may damage the wall in time, you can get all sorts of different ivys, remember planting it plant at a slope out from the wall but lying back or it will peell off in time to come, other suggestions, Virginia creeper, boston ivy, Clematis all decidious, Cotoneaster, Hydrangea petiolaris, Ceanothus trewithin blue,Jasminum nudiflorum, Clematis aramandii or wisteria. What about pyracantha not a climber but is evergren and has nice berries. it will be interesting to see what others suggest.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you near a coast, exposed on a hill and what direction is the prevailing wind? All factors that would effect your choice of plants.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cotoneaster horizontal for me. Summer flowers, winter berries, and the bees will love it.
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