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    • no1catman
    • By no1catman 7th Sep 17, 9:32 PM
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    Clematis alternative
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    • 7th Sep 17, 9:32 PM
    Clematis alternative 7th Sep 17 at 9:32 PM
    Our garden is about 80-90' long, bordered on the left (north) side by a six feet wall, the right (south) side by a six feet fence, and the back six feet wall.
    The back border has a two feet raised bed (held in lace by one sleeper), then a gentle slope to the middle. This back border can be subject to the sun from late morning to the evening.

    I have garden trellises on the back wall, the trouble is I'm not having as much luck with growing clematises on them as I would like. Two have been successful, but others (space for at least four more) go for a short time then fade away.
    Yes, I water a bit, but no drenching (on the meter!).

    Any alternative flowering climbers, that can cope with full sun.
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    • I have spoken
    • By I have spoken 8th Sep 17, 7:30 AM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 7:30 AM
    Solanum jasminoides (Potato Vine)
    Passiflora caerulea (passion flower)
    Lonicera japonica var. repens (Japanese honeysuckle)
    Lathyrus latifolius (Perennial sweet-pea)
    Trachelospermum jasminoides (Star Jasmine)
    Dregea sinensis (Chinese dregea)

    NB clematis don't like their roots getting baked in the sun, surround the stems with broken slate or similar to reduce the temp of the soil.
    Last edited by I have spoken; 08-09-2017 at 7:38 AM.
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 8th Sep 17, 1:45 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 1:45 PM
    Jasmine and climbing roses.

    Avoid the Solanum - assuming you have cats, this is toxic if chewed.
    • no1catman
    • By no1catman 9th Sep 17, 10:11 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 10:11 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 10:11 PM
    Jasmine and climbing roses.
    Avoid the Solanum - assuming you have cats, this is toxic if chewed.
    Originally posted by Silvertabby
    Yes I have one - well my username is a big clue!
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    • AirJoe
    • By AirJoe 20th Sep 17, 4:58 PM
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    • 20th Sep 17, 4:58 PM
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    • 20th Sep 17, 4:58 PM
    I have just started growing a star jasmine and it's a lovely plant. Highly recommended
    • andrewf75
    • By andrewf75 21st Sep 17, 10:10 AM
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    • 21st Sep 17, 10:10 AM
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    • 21st Sep 17, 10:10 AM
    star jasmine is nice, but not 100% hardy and is slow growing
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