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30/08/2013 at 17:57

Hi All,

I'm a newbie with a very small balcony.  I have just been giving a chimney pot (which I will put a pot into) and am looking suggestions for a nice evergreen plant that will trail over the side.  I'm in London with a west facing balcony.

Ideally something that's quite hardy and that will add a splash of colour during the summer?

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated!

 

Thanks, Marie

30/08/2013 at 18:05

I once visited a posh stately home.

In a very old urn they had planted Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea"

It looked really good!

 

http://botanyofdesign.blogspot.co.uk/2009/03/our-current-top-10-favorite-plants.html

http://www.hishtil.com/htmls/page_1028.aspx?c0=18006&bsp=17961

 

30/08/2013 at 18:17

buddleia will grow in or on chimney pots. You don't even have to take them off the roof

30/08/2013 at 18:48

I have a variegated ivy in mine.  It's hardy, evergreen and there are some really pretty colours and leaf shapes available.  Mine grows so vigorously I have to chop it back every spring.  I don't need to water mine either as it seems to manage without.  It is on gravel though and hasn't been moved for years, so I suspect its roots have gone down into the soil.  I guess you would have to water yours more regularly

30/08/2013 at 23:44

I grow convolvulous maritima in a chimney pot.  Maybe not evergreen but semi evergreen and cascades to the ground with velvety lavender blue flowers all summer

31/08/2013 at 00:01

Has to be this one...

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/212/487528570_2a00574436.jpg

 Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue' Flowers Spring AND Summer. I just love it  

04/09/2013 at 14:40

how about a trailing clematis/

04/09/2013 at 14:49

Try a trailling Heucherella

04/09/2013 at 20:06

A vinca, perrriwinkle. There are some nice variegated forms, blue or purple flowers

04/08/2014 at 18:25

I am in love with the wall; a tall chimney pot - in front - with something cascading would be perfect. The wall is north facing so my plant options are pretty narrow. An ivy would be pretty robust?

 

04/08/2014 at 19:42

If the pot is big enough, how about Clematis integrifolia Rosea  http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/clematis-rosea.html  - not evergreen, but flowering from June to September and happy in the shade.  Cut it hard back every spring and feed it and it'll be glorious 

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