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    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 13th Jun 18, 1:21 PM
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    Flowering Climbers for a trellis
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    • 13th Jun 18, 1:21 PM
    Flowering Climbers for a trellis 13th Jun 18 at 1:21 PM
    Hi all!

    I am having my garden completely landscaped starting next week and one one side there will a privet hedge ripped out and replaced with a trellis. The plan was to have flowering climbers to make a much more attractive "hedge"

    I could do with ideas for which plants to have please. I'd like to have continuous flowering together with evergreen so it's not totally bare in winter.

    I'd appreciate all ideas
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    • unrecordings
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    Clematis is quite nice - very fragrant, but the flowering season only lasts a few weeks (in fact the variety we have has just finished flowering)
    • Farway
    • By Farway 13th Jun 18, 3:22 PM
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    For continuous flowering you could use different varieties of clematis, from early spring until winter flowering

    Evergreen you'll struggle, except maybe variegated ivy

    How about mixing with a thorn less blackberry? I've got one trained over an arch, it was as lovely as rose arch this spring, then it will be crumbles later in the year
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 13th Jun 18, 3:24 PM
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    As above, there are some nice evergreen clematis available; Thompson and Morgan have a fair few you can look at. I planted a couple of evergreen clematis last year.


    Lonicera japonica var. repens is a good evergreen variety of Honeysuckle.
    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 13th Jun 18, 3:31 PM
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    • 13th Jun 18, 3:31 PM
    For continuous flowering you could use different varieties of clematis, from early spring until winter flowering

    Evergreen you'll struggle, except maybe variegated ivy

    How about mixing with a thorn less blackberry? I've got one trained over an arch, it was as lovely as rose arch this spring, then it will be crumbles later in the year
    Originally posted by Farway
    Oooh! I love blackberries - what a fabulous idea!
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    • stoozie1
    • By stoozie1 13th Jun 18, 4:34 PM
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    Vote here for passiflora. Lovely evergreen foliage and beautiful flowers.
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    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 13th Jun 18, 4:48 PM
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    Vote here for passiflora. Lovely evergreen foliage and beautiful flowers.
    Originally posted by stoozie1
    Just googled it - beautiful!
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    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 14th Jun 18, 2:14 PM
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    If you’re near a Lidl they’ve got Passion flowers in this week for 8.99. The ones at mine look quite good. Around 18 inches with lots of flowers.
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    • By andrewf75 14th Jun 18, 2:40 PM
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    honeysuckle copper beauty is a nice evergreen variety
    trachelospermum jasminoides if the trellis is against a sunny wall, probably won't survive if its free standing
    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 14th Jun 18, 4:38 PM
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    Hi Flick


    I've found a few links which I hope you'll find fairly useful.


    They don't show every type of climber but hopefully will give
    you a good idea of the type of climber(s) best suited, or not
    as the case may be!


    May be an idea to plant a few different varieties of climbers
    for enjoyment throughout the year.



    http://www.gardensillustrated.com/article/plants/30-best-climbing-plants


    https://www.thompson-morgan.com/plants-for-walls-and-fences


    https://search.thompson-morgan.com/seeds/Hardy-Evergreen-Climbers


    https://www.thompson-morgan.com/flowers-plants-shrubs/plants/climbers/evergreen-climbers


    https://www.paramountplants.co.uk/blog/index.php/climbing-plants/


    https://www.paramountplants.co.uk/climbers.html


    https://www.thompson-morgan.com/flowers-plants-shrubs/plants/climbers/scented-climbers


    https://search.thompson-morgan.com/seeds/Long-Flowering-Climbers


    https://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/climbers-to-grow-in-shade/



    I grow quite a few climbers in my garden - various types of
    clematis (including armandii), passion flowers, few honey-
    suckles, roses - all sorts really. They all look beautiful and
    smell gorgeous.


    Whatever you choose, I bet your new garden layout will look
    brilliant! Let us know how you get on.


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    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 15th Jun 18, 9:28 AM
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    Thanks Alfie!

    Y'all sure are a friendly bunch

    I will be taking pics whilst it all happens - although because I have known the garden is being ripped out, I have not bothered doing anything so far this year. My garden looks like the garden of the local skank
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    • MrsStepford
    • By MrsStepford 6th Jul 18, 8:23 AM
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    My garden is quite small so there is a lot of trellis to grow up and get more plants in.

    I would recommend Star of Toscana jasmjne, Hall's Prolific honeysuckle, clematis, roses and passionflowers.
    • paddy's mum
    • By paddy's mum 6th Jul 18, 9:33 AM
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    Another vote for Trachelospermum Jasminoides. I have two by the front door, currently in flower and filling the whole house with their gentle perfume.

    I find them surprisingly tough. These two survived the winter of 2010 when our area had the lowest temperature in the UK ~ -17 degrees. They tend to turn red if under stress but usually soon recover.

    They're not madly expensive nor difficult and even if I had to replace them every 5 years because of frost damage, I'd happily spend out the money!
    • tootallulah
    • By tootallulah 6th Jul 18, 10:06 AM
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    It is a slow grower but I planted a climbing hydrangea when I moved here and it is now magnificent, evergreen and flowers a lot in the summer, plus it will grow on a north facing wall/trellis.
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    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 6th Jul 18, 11:46 AM
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    I have a few plants on order - honeysuckle, jasmine etc and a couple of climbing roses

    I also plan to have some blackberry canes plonked in there - I love blackberries!
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    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 6th Jul 18, 11:49 AM
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    I have a few plants on order - honeysuckle, jasmine etc and a couple of climbing roses

    I also plan to have some blackberry canes plonked in there - I love blackberries!
    Originally posted by Flick216

    You'll have to get up before the blackbirds!
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 6th Jul 18, 3:45 PM
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    One thing to remember is that privet is a very hungry plant so before you plant anything give the soil a good working over with manure etc so the new plants will have something to eat and drink.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 6th Jul 18, 5:28 PM
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    One thing to remember is that privet is a very hungry plant so before you plant anything give the soil a good working over with manure etc so the new plants will have something to eat and drink.
    Originally posted by peter_the_piper
    Thanks for that!

    I'm a bit disappointed because the company I ordered my plants from refunded my money because the plants failed quality inspection???
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    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 6th Jul 18, 8:54 PM
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    Disappointing maybe but better than getting carp plants.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
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