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I would like to grow some sort of climber on front of my allotment to provide some privacy and thought of brambles? do they climb high? i have some in my allotment and was thinking of taking a cutting. What do you think?
Hello Scottish Lass,
Brambles can be pretty, and popular with wildlife, but I wouldn't recommend propagating them. They are very invasive. If you want the benefits of brambles, with fewer drawbacks, you could try some cultivated fruit varieties. For example, on the website at:
you'll find a profile for a blackberry called 'Loch Ness'.
Or you might consider the autumn-fruiting raspberry, 'Autumn Bliss'
Perhaps somebody at your allotment site has a good fruit variety they can recommend?