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Evergreen climber?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:57

I thought of that Hosta but no flowers or berries which Steve wanted if possible.

It's Constance. Faces slightly north west and gets some shade from midday sun because it's tucked in by my gate and back fence. It was very tangled and bundled round a cane when I bought it, so I just had to do the best I could at the time, but it could do with hacking back so that I could spread the stems better. I have another clematis beside it though, which is in full flower, so a bit tricky! Had only been in about 18 months when that pic was taken.

Moving plants

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:51

Being next to a Rhodie might be the issue with the one that's not doing well, Angela.

I'd move that somewhere else to give it some room. 

Pittosporum are lovely looking plants though 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:45

Lovely pix as always here - great looking dahlias Lyn. I'm not really a fan but I love the perfection of the arrangement of the  petals.  

I love that hoverfly's name Bob. I think when I'm older, I might change my name to that...

Just call me Volucella...has a certain ring to it....

Evergreen climber?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:35

Here's a pic Steve

The bed it's in is only about a foot deep and the same height. It narrows to nothing at the gate but the clematis is in the widest bit. 

That pic was in early May

Evergreen climber?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:32

It really occurred to me because I have that clematis in a really narrow little bed by my back gate and it's very neat. I use sweet peas further along in the bigger bed with the other, larger clematis. 

Evergreen climber?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:24

Just a thought  re clematis. That one I mentioned flowers early of course, and then you get the seedheads. In late spring  you could stick some sweet peas in at the base if the notion took you. Then you'd have flowers/interest from late winter onwards,  for not much effort  

ID please

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:20

No idea Jackie but this will bump the thread up and someone else might be able to help. 

It does look vaguely familiar though, but as I don't like pale blue flowers, it's not likely I'd  know it  

Mice and sweet peas

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:10

Little b*****s 

It would depend what you're growing the seeds in too, but if you have propagators with lids you could use those. The mesh would have to be fine I expect. They can squeeze through such tiny holes! I have a couple of old windows to make a cold frame with - something like that, or a sheet of perspex would be ideal. 

Of course - you could always set traps for the mice - cheaper in the long run 

Evergreen climber?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:06

Caught me on the hop there Steve! Couldn't name you a particular variety, but I know they can be trained up a wall - same as Euonymous. Probably some of the bigger types like Lacteus would fit the bill  

Evergreen climber?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 16:59

Jo - Steve's OH hates Pyracantha 

Quite  a few of the smaller clematis are evergreen. I have Constance which has been virtually evergreen here. No berries of course - but the seedheads are gorgeous. Deep pink  open bell flowers, no pruning. Same aspect as you'd have. 

Boring old Cotoneaster - some of them look stunning grown against a wall. 

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