Posted: 29/05/2014 at 18:56
Hoping someone can help!
I need a climber or two or more!
I have been looking at climbers for the last 18 months or so to cover a falling over cottage, 350mm difference from one side to the next over a distance of 10mtrs!
I'm very much into wildlife and conservation but at the same time need something that's manageable too.
Considering a native ivy as well as Boston Ivy which is actually a vine, thought about a wisteria.
Looked at flame nasturtium "tropaeolum speciosum" as an added extra for colour.
Now on a bus journey some distance from home in the west riding I briefly spotted something amazing growing up a large wall some 7mtrs or so high by 3 to 4mtrs wide with large'ish deep orange flowers on a dark green backdrop of leaves. Wow it looked outstanding.
Having googled orange flowering climbers the closest I came up with was "Black Eyed Susan Vine" (Thunbergia Alata Sunrise Orange) but it's described as an annual that's not all that hardy but the specimen I saw has clearly been there for ever and has I assume survived recent extreme winter temperatures.
What do you think it could be to be in flower so large so early in the year?