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Good Morning, what a lovely sunny day!

I have just completed a patio with built in flower beds in the walls.

I have a large corner area which is about 2.5ft across and the same deep. Has anyone any ideas what sort of flowering shrub I could plant. It has trellis behind it.
However it only really gets the sun in the height of the summer and I do like big bold flowers and bright colours.

Many thanks. You are all such a helpful bunch !



Climbing rose?
Passion flower?
Climbing Jamsine?

Not sure what Positions the above need, but I named a few climbing shrubs with nice bold and bright flowers and nice scents.

7 Mar, 2011


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7 Mar, 2011


Honeysuckle would thrive in that light condition, they produce a wonderful scent and lovely, large flowers, but I am not a fan of them as they are more straggly than bushy.

Clematis would tick all the boxes and I think looks more graceful than Honeysuckle. They tend not to bush out but to grow is columns, so I would plant a few plants to create the effect you are looking for.

7 Mar, 2011


As its a small space, what about a Fuchsia, like Madame Cornelissen. Or use it as a container for summer bedding if you want real brightness in summer - fuchsias, busy lizzies, begonias, pansies and lobelia do fine in shadier spots, and you could replace them with winter bedding as the season changes.

7 Mar, 2011

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