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This is a problem area I need to do something with. I removed a very large, weak and sickly forsythia and it’s left an ugly gap. T thought of one of those orange globe buddleias as they grow quicky and can be pruned. How hardy are they? Is there anything else that wouldn’t mind a north facing wall? I’d like to say thank you for all the welcome comments, It warmed the cockles of my heart!

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You might like to check out a couple of things I am growing (I posted pictures if them ages ago).
One is garrya elliptica which flowers in February with long grey-green tassles. It needs a sheltered shady spot so if your wall gets a lot of wind, it wouldn't be suitable. I grow it as a wall shrub but it can be grown free-standing as well.
The other is a slimber - pileostegia viburnoides. This flowers about August/September time. If it gets a good mulch of garden compst and a feed in early spriing, it will cling to the wall without needing any support.

25 Jun, 2008


I love the garrya. My wall gets the sun in spring and summer but it's gloomy in the winter. Might just get one anyway. It is shelterd there. Thankyou very much.

25 Jun, 2008

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