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Green wall design for shady spot

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 09:54

Thank you so much everyone for your advice.  I have read in the RHS plants for shady spots book that there are certain clematis that will thrive in little sun - do you think it would be possble to grow a shade tolerant clematis or maybe a honeysuckle through something evergreen such as the ones suggested by Betty so I get some summer/spring colour and scent as well as all year round green cover?  I am a sucker for flowers!! Advice on wether this would work in general and wether growing them together in the same trough is feasible and if so and how big it would need to be.

Green wall design for shady spot

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 13:02

I have a 6ft L-shaped concrete block retaining wall creating a smallish sunken patio as part of my tiered garden.  It is very shady getting perhaps an hour of dappled sunlight in the morning and late evening. It is completely protected from the wind.  I want to hide it with a combination of evergreen climbers intertwined with something that flowers and maybe some shallow rooting annuals around the bottom - all the planting has to be done in planters/troughs as the patio is laid on bedrock. I don't want to take up more than about 2.5ft of depth for the planters and any trellis that might be needed. I also have the option of planting along the top of the wall into a soil border.  I am a stay at home mum with a 4yr old and a baby on the way so need plants that will pretty much take care of themselves and will put up with a bit of neglect  and aren't poisonous. Many thanks

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Green wall design for shady spot

Advice needed on creating an evergreen wall with other plants for flowers and colour 
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