I would appreciate ideas please for evergreen climbers.
Need them to go by the fence in the third photo, left of the part you can see, out of camera shot. It has the featherboard and trellis above it, so the lower 6 feet of the climber will be in permanent shade and then the part growing over 6 feet will be in sunshine all day.
Don't want climbers which grow too wide... need to be able to trim them and keep them slim and tall...
You can see from the other photos, two climbers I have which I like very much...and these are planted south-facing... directly opposite, on a similar fence, but in full sun...
Garrya elliptica "James Roof" and Trachelospermum jasminoides. These two are both thriving.. It is possible I could make cuttings from these to grow more plants, but maybe the shade from the fence would mean they won't be suitable there?
I have a note here of Ercilla volubilis.. which I think I jotted down during the summer, having thought of it as a possibility. Any experience of that one, please ?
I prefer evergreen climbers which do not have berries, and not prickly. In other parts of my garden I already have Clematis armandii and Clematis cirrhosa "Wisley Cream"... I like those two.
Suggestions of evergreen climbers...NOT IVY... which would meet my requirements very welcome and I appreciate your time in answering my question. Thank you. :o)
- 21 Nov, 2009