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07/07/2013 at 17:47

Hello, I'd be really grateful for some advice - my neighbour has recently built a conservatory literally on our border, and we now sit on the patio facing his brick wall. 

I plan to erect trellis and would like to plant a climber to obscure the wall. 

The location is extremely sunny (south facing), well shielded from wind but also reasonably large (3m wide x 1.8m high). Ideally I'd like it all - a fast growing, perennial climber with flowers and scent, but realise I'll have to compromise somewhere!

The plant could go in the ground (as long as its roots aren't problematic for buildings) or in pots. I'd really appreciate some expert advice, many thanks in advance,

07/07/2013 at 18:31

I inherited a clematis montana when I moved here, very fast growing gives lovely flowers in the late Spring/early Summer. I really like the foilage, a bronze type of purple/green, it needs very little looking after but it will go to stick in the Winter. Once established this will really grow and will cover everthing

I'm sure others will come up with some more suggestions, there is a lovely evergreen jasmine but I don't know the name.

07/07/2013 at 18:49

...I have a rose that spreads 3 metres [and more if you want] by 2 metres high...

maybe something like this would suit your purposes...?

...there are lots of roses to choose from that would give a similar result.. if this is your thing... some more fragrant than others...this one is easily controlled...


07/07/2013 at 18:52

For a south facing wall I would put a jasmine.

07/07/2013 at 19:15

Seeing as you said very sunny and on a wall you could grow trachelospermum jasminoides.

Fantastic climber....evergreen, heavily scented and once on its way will grow pretty fast. No compromise necessary 


07/07/2013 at 20:10

I had exactly the same problem.

My garden faces south and the face of my neighbours extension faces east. So it gets good morning sun.
I've planted a trachelospermum jasminoides and clematis madame julia correvon
Looks and smells beautiful.
The clematis is pruned hard each spring, so i can keep the 2 under control

Good luck!


07/07/2013 at 21:37

Many thanks for the responses, I'm looking forward to researching/considering the suggestions - thanks again, really appreciate the time you've all taken to reply

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