Latest posts by Nynaeve

1 to 10 of 17

Wall covering, or trailing plant for tall wall

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:33

Thanks for all the input... I think I am favouring troughs but I want to put something in there that will carry on year after year, and not worry about replanting.

Are there any kinds of ivy that wil grow well in a trough this way?


Wall covering, or trailing plant for tall wall

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 17:33

Why move plants to graffiti when it will just get covered again?  I suppose they could pull it down, but I really don't want a mural so I am trying something along the lines I have mentioned


Wall covering, or trailing plant for tall wall

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 17:19

Thanks for your reply Artjak.  The wall is plain brick, and perhaps 20cm thick, enough for a trough I would think.  However, my garden is small and adding any height to the walls is likely to block light (although considering the particular area I need to cover is at the side and near the bins anyway this may still be a workable suggestion)

Nasturtiums are pretty...but are they perenial?  Also, they will need to trail at least 1m to be useful, do they trail this far?

I am considering Ivy but trying to get more info as it has a bad rep and I need to be sure it would do what I needed it to do.

Wall covering, or trailing plant for tall wall

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 17:03

Hi everyone

I have a problem with people graffiti-ing on the wall surrouding my garden.  I am considering trying to make it more difficult by covering the wall with a plant, but this is more difficult than it sounds.

The grafiti to is the exterior, and I can only plant on the interior of the wall.  I could plant something that climbs the wall and trails over, or perhaps put up a wall basket on my side and trail straight over... or maybe you can think of another suggestion?

The wall is approx 2m tall and curves round the garden, so difficult to say about facing.  Any ideas?

Clemaitis lovers - please identify

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 09:34

Sorry, not Ice White, Ice Blue!  But it's supposed to be a (mostly) white flower when getting sun.  Will check out these links, thanks everyone

Clemaitis lovers - please identify

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 12:22

Looks almost red - Rebecca?  How tall is it?

Clemaitis lovers - please identify

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 12:06

Hmm, I'm not sure.  The President pictures make it look a deeper purple; this one is more pinky-lilac.  Also the centre part is less fluffy

Clemaitis lovers - please identify

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 11:27

 I bought this plant last year.  It claimed to be an Ice White clemaitis, which should be (obviously) white, and perhaps a bit pale blue in the shade.

This one is clearly not white!  Any idea what is it?

Evergreen shrub suggestions

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 19:47

Thanks for the suggestions so far everyone!  The plant doesn't need to be prickly, I'm hoping that the pots themselves will be enough detterant - there won't be a straight path for the kids to ride across.

I've never had a pyrocantha - why would anyone complain about them?  The path is not in anyones way at all, it's next to my house and there is a grass verge before the street (which is a cul de sac)

The wall is part sun part shade.  I already have camelia, rhododendrens and mexican orange around my garden so I would prefer something different.  Ericaceous plants are not too much of a problem, although I don't have a water butt so would need to give them tap water to drink sometimes.

Will google some of your other suggestions - keep them coming!

Evergreen shrub suggestions

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 16:54

I was getting tired with the neighbours kids riding their scooters over a path that goes round the side of my house to the back gate (it makes a LOT of noise indoors!) and today I came up with an idea.  I'll put some plant pots on the path to discourage them

So I need ideas.  I know the world is my oyster etc but inspire me!  It needs to be able to grow in a pot (could be a large one) pref evergreen and possibly tall but not too wide.  I'm not sure what else to consider.

1 to 10 of 17

Discussions started by Nynaeve

Wall covering, or trailing plant for tall wall

Replies: 10    Views: 3111
Last Post: 29/03/2014 at 20:42

Clemaitis lovers - please identify

Replies: 15    Views: 1612
Last Post: 17/07/2013 at 13:40

Evergreen shrub suggestions

Replies: 4    Views: 1373
Last Post: 27/06/2013 at 19:47

Name your favourites - help me fill a trellis

Replies: 14    Views: 2523
Last Post: 12/06/2013 at 13:15

Houtiyana, Bishops Weed, Heartlead, EVIL!

Help me destroy this evil plant! 
Replies: 5    Views: 1380
Last Post: 09/06/2013 at 19:45
5 threads returned