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Hi everyone Can anyone recomend a plant to cover side of my shed? It's not to hide the shed, just excuse to add some colour Thanks
Busy-Lizzie

Is it the shady side or the sunny side? Is the ground earth or paved? Most climbing plants, like clematis, honeysuckle, variegated ivy, roses, should do it. Or you could be contemporary and plant bamboos (the non-spreading ones) along the side, with touches of colour between them, like allium Purple Sensation. But any of those will hide the shed to some extent.

Thanks
It's mix of sun and shade. It's also earth so can plans direct into ground
Was thinking of sweet pea, but not sure as it will need to be all seasons feature
hollie hock

I was lucky enough to inherit a shed and then a really mature Clemantis Montana that has been growing all over it.. I would  go for  this plant to cover anything. It does grow like mad but is very attractive, beautiful flowers in early spring. it requires very little attention.

The only disadvantage is that it does go to stick  in the winter

John mcleod
I am not sure of its name but it's a climber that clings to walls/fences and the leaves turn bright red in the autumn, I would actually like to grow one on the wall of my house...is it ok to grow in a pot? Thanks

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Busy-Lizzie

John Mcleod, would that be Virginia Creeper? I have 2 sorts on my house. The one with divided leaves is very very vigourous and grows where I don't want it. The other, more palmate leaved one is neater and attractive, but it still needs at least a metre pruned off every year to keep it off the roof.

HOW ABOUT ST. GEORGE RUNNER BEANS WITH LOVELY RED AND WHITE FLOWERS...IT WILL LOOK BARE IN THE WINTER, BUT YOU PROBABLY WON'T BE OUT THERE ADMIRING YOUR SHED IN JANUARY, WILL YOU??

you cant beat star jasmine, its evergreen and smells wonderful in the summer and the leaves turn a lovely red in winter. Slow to get going, but be patient, you will be rewarded

Clematis Armandii is hardy, evergreen, and has cream, perfumed flowers late winter and spring - quite exotic, I think, and you could grow another clematis to grow alongside or up it. Passion flower or the evergreen Jasmine might be good, too - the latter has small but lovely smelly flowers for much of the summer

Thanks everyone got some ideas to play with

If you don't want to hide the shed, Frozz, how about rosemary? Evergreen, flowering, and edible!

Or winter flowering jasmine for glorious bright yellow flowers in the cold months. Also evergreen. Does need to be kept under control by judicious pruning.

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