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06/12/2011 at 16:13

Hello,

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?

    07/12/2011 at 15:33

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:

http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/rubus-fruticosus-loch-ness/2502.html

you'll find a profile for a blackberry called 'Loch Ness'.

Or you might consider the autumn-fruiting raspberry, 'Autumn Bliss'

http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/rubus-idaeus-autumn-bliss/2503.html

Perhaps somebody at your allotment site has a good fruit variety they can recommend?

Good luck,

Emma

gardenersworld.com team

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