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24/02/2014 at 08:17

i got my handy brother to build a colonade  down side of our house east fading, mainly shaded by ours and next door, higher uo wall gets couple of hours of sun, v little at ground level, i'd like rose and clemais ideally but happy to start with ivy any suggestions

24/02/2014 at 09:11

Roses may be hard but I may be wrong as I don't grow them... There are some good clematis for shade... I have just planted clematis wilsonii on my north facing fence and sieboldii in my wooded area. Taylor clematis has a whole range for shade....

24/02/2014 at 09:59

Honeysuckle will grow in some shade too, especially shade at the bottom and sun at the top, like clematis.

24/02/2014 at 12:47

I have got a Honeysuckle 'Halliana' on a north facing pergola that gets sun in the late afternoon only. It is evergreen and has gone all through Winter without a single leaf drop. Here is the RHS site:

It has yellow/white flowers. I only planted it 9 months ago and it is already 7ft tall.

25/02/2014 at 08:12

thanks all, have browsed taylors, can't choose! got 2 honeysucle elsewhere, forgot to say there is a jasmine v near that i'm starting to train over arch that leads to colonade,that does fine but awful leggy for 1st 3 feet

25/02/2014 at 08:25

Louise - for roses for your colonnade  this site 

has a fantastic search facility down the left of the page - put in the height and other characteristics you want and you'll get great suggestions.  There are quite a few climbing roses that'll be very happy in a bit of shade. 

Peter Beale's roses are superb.  Sadly he died last year but it's a family company and it continues 

25/02/2014 at 10:25

There is a different Ivy that I suggest, Fatshedera. It is a cross of Fatsia japonica and Ivy (Hedera). It comes in both green and variegated and is a shade lover. It will need help climbing though.

25/02/2014 at 16:37

thanks Dove i do look at that site, but they charge £7 for postage so that did put me off...i rushed a bit into my rose choices last year and have limited space so though i pore over websites it's always good to hear others ideas esp much more knowledgable people than me!

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