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Climber to cover large wall

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 14:46

Hi obelixx,

Thanks so much for all the fantastic advise - guess what I will be doing this weekend !! 

Dom.

Climber to cover large wall

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 12:57

Hi obelixx,

I said I better show you the latest pics of my wall, I have removed the tree, rotavated the whole garden and put in new grass seed.  I measured the length of the area I wish to cover and its 33 ft, so if I am looking out my kitchen window back up the garden I should probably plant by flowering season Clematis first, rose in the middle and honeysuckle farthest away from the house - would that be ok ?  How much room do I need to leave between the wall and the hole for the plant ? I would like to plant as near as possible to the wall to maintain the lawn ?

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Climber to cover large wall

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 09:04

Thanks Obelixx,

I really like your suggestion, could I ask what is best way to plant - for example, should I plant 3 diffreent flowers next to each other  - a rose next to a clematis next to a honeysuckle and repeat this again across the area ? or should I plant in blocks -   all the roses together, clematis together etc.  Do I need to be concerned that one species may smother another ? how many of each plant would you think I need ?

Climber to cover large wall

Posted: 01/08/2012 at 17:17

No issue with the neighbours - told them what I was planning to do and they think its a great idea.  Thanks to all for the great feedback, really really apreciate it.

 

Climber to cover large wall

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 16:15

Sounds fantastic, will definitely go with that. When is the best time to plant, can I do it now ?

Climber to cover large wall

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 15:11

Thanks to both Chellie and Bookertoo for responding, really appreciate it.  I like the idea of the clematis but worried about pruning - what level of cutting back is required will it not leave the wall exposed until the new growth comes on ?

Climber to cover large wall

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 16:18

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Hi Folks,

I just moved to a new house and was wondering what is the best option to cover the end wall of a large garage that backs onto my property, its S/E facing and is about 30 ft long and 30 ft high at the apex.  Ideally I am looking for something that is evergreen and has a flower / fragrance in summer though, I don't mind if there is mainteance involved but my overriding priority is to cover the wall within a few years (pic of wall attached).  Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Dom. 

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