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climber 4 front of house

mid glamorgan, United Kingdom Gb

Hi all! can anyone suggest climbers 4 the front of my house. Its south facing so it gets the sun all day. Ive tried clematis montana, passion flower, roses and jasmine but as the front patio is paved I have 2 put them in pots. I dont wanna go wasting more money so can anyone suggest something.



i would make room for there roots in the ground if you can.a grape vine would be nice it would apreciate the sun all day and look lovley in the autum to and youd get grapes

27 Apr, 2009


Clematis will grow fine in a nice large pot. (not the Montana though)

If you don't mind ones that die down in winter, sweet peas are good and also the Ipomoeas.

They'll need some sort of support like trellis or obelisk.

27 Apr, 2009


I cant put roots in ground see as its a 3 story cottage and my cellars underneath (hard to explain) so it has to be in container.

27 Apr, 2009


How about a fig tree trained against the wall? they like it warm and having their roots restricted. look up Brown Turkey. As with all container plants feeding and watering correctly is essential. perhaps your containers have not been deep enough for roses and perhaps too warm for clematis roots. you could pop in some annual climbers for summer interest and colour

27 Apr, 2009


humilus lupus golden hope will cover a large area in one season then you cut it down to base in spring lovely golden and lime green colour

27 Apr, 2009


ow no worries id get a fairly big pot then and put some anuals round the top

27 Apr, 2009


What about a Solanum jasminoides Album, it is very pretty and flowers over quite a long period. If you are not familiar with it try googling it. Added to the fact that it is semi evergreen.

27 Apr, 2009


virginia creeper would work

27 Apr, 2009

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