I had about six metres of south west facing fence to fill which we look out onto and is by the patio. The ceanothus is growing well, I have a decidious honeysuckle and two decidious clematis but I wanted an evergreen plant near the house so that some of the fence is covered all year. I got clematis armandii and after initally growing well the growing tips died after some strong spring winds and then the leaf tips started going brown.
I made a mistake as I grew sunflowers near it and this finished it off I think with the hot weather. There is a gap between the fence and house which creates a wind tunnel effect although that area may always be windy as it is in the corner of our 100ft garden. I'd love an evergreen climber but they all say they need a sheltered site, that is why I got the euonymous as I think I read it can cope with a windy site.
Thanks for any suggestions.