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09/06/2013 at 16:35

Please could you suggest plants that could match the thread title that I can plant to grow up against the wall of the house, that (that,  at the moment at least) gets a lot of sun?

I did consider hydrangea but have now read on here that the flowers do not last that long in the sun...

Any ideas would be gratefully received.






09/06/2013 at 16:43

Trachelospermum Jasminoides, or star jasmin, little white flowers, very scented.

09/06/2013 at 16:47


09/06/2013 at 16:51

Thank you very much.. Yours looks incredible,, Is it planted in the ground or in a container?

09/06/2013 at 17:44

Sorry, it's not mine, I used Google to give you an idea. Mine isn't flowering yet, it's in a large pot as the terrace is mostly paved. I've seen it planted in the earth growing very well up a house, it would probably prefer to be planted in the ground.

09/06/2013 at 19:14

Thanks again..

10/06/2013 at 11:47

We have a jasmine like that but it's very slow-growing. Ours is also plagued by aphids and sooty mould, but you might be luckier in that respect.

Hydrangea Seamanii is a vigorous climbing variety of hydreangea that seems to do well in sun. It's evergreen, too.

Pyrocanthus can look good trained against a wall, especially when the berries turn red or orange.


11/06/2013 at 10:07

There are a couple of evergreen honey suckles that are an option. I got one for my pergoda, slowish grower, only put about 1ft on last year. Seems to have started to grow with much more vigour this year though.. I think the type i got was "Darts World"

11/06/2013 at 20:29

I had the same issue after re-doing the patio area. I wanted a fairly quick growing plant that would grow however on a shady border! I decided on the pyracanthafirethorn  it will grow in sunny spots and the birds love the berry's. I used to have on the south facing wall a gorgeous passionflower which used to fruit and the bee's loved it. I'm thinking of buying another as my honey suckle finds it too hot on this site.

13/06/2013 at 20:33

Thank you to you all for your suggestions, - the hydrangea or pyracantha seem to be the plants that could do the trick...I will let update you on the results.

Thanks again.

13/06/2013 at 21:19

watch the pyracantha when pruning, particularly heavy duty gloves will be required, also, if you dump the trimmings you'll be pleased to know even when dead they actually get more lethal! It hasn't put me off though, I'm going to be growing a hedge of the stuff, the flowers and fruit are something else, well worth a bit of extra caution.

16/06/2013 at 16:07

Thank very much all for the suggestions --- I'll be back in touch when I buy some for some more tips !! (if you dont mind)


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