Posted: 19/02/2017 at 22:59
I suspect the solution will depend on which way your wall faces and how big a container you have. I suppose you could always get a water butt, cut the bottom off and sink it into the ground. You'll need to feed regularly.
Having lived in a house with virginia creeper I would avoid it. Far too vigorous and don't forget it is deciduous and makes a dreadful mess. If you want an ivy-like appearance you really want an evergreen. How about one of the climbing hydrangeas like Hydrangea seemanii? We have one in a container covering a 6ft wall but they will grow to 10m I believe. Not as vigorous as VC or ivy but then we do rather neglect ours.
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