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By Emma79

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I have two rather ugly looking concrete posts. I would llike advice on choosing the right variety of climber to conceal these unsightly objects. Please can you help?



Possibly, but you don't say how tall the posts are - also like to know if they're in sun or shade, or half and half, very exposed to wind and cold, or sheltered.

6 Apr, 2010


Thank you 4 your quick response... I would say the posts are roughly 4ft in height and are situated in a half sun/ half shade location. They back immediately on to a surrounding 6ft fence, so are not exposed to high wind.

Thank you for your time, I hope to hear from you soon.

6 Apr, 2010


you could always run trellis along in front of them and grow more climbers.

7 Apr, 2010


Four foot isn't very high for a climber. The easiest solution (initially anyway) is to set ivy to grow up them, but I'd only suggest Hedera helix varieties, the shorter growing ones like 'Harald' for instance, otherwise you'll have ivy all over the garden. Ivy will self cling to the posts, but you will need to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't try to spread through the soil or across the top of it and invade. Otherwise, Clematis cirrhosa 'Freckles' (evergreen) is worth a look - you will need to wrap the posts in clematis mesh for it to climb up though.

7 Apr, 2010


Thank you both, you have been extremely helpful, you have given me plenty to be getting on with. There's no time like the present, so i'm going to log off, get my self motivated and crack on with the job at hand. (the sooner i say goodbye to those ghastly posts the better lol)

7 Apr, 2010


your welcome and good luck emma xx

7 Apr, 2010

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