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Name your favourites - help me fill a trellis

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 13:15

I went to the garden centre yesterday and saw a trained Ceanothus that was just perfect   I'm putting the clemaitis in the ground and putting them in the ground today - more pics later!

Name your favourites - help me fill a trellis

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:11

Thanks for all the suggestions -

I've heard evergreen clemaitis can look a bit sorry for themselves in the winter, so probably ruling that out

Jasmine needs frost protection, not sure if I'm willing to get outside and give that much attention in the cold!

Hydrangea is an interesting option but I don't think the soil is suitable and I don't have much space to dig around

So rambling roses or honeysuckle   Leaning towards honeysuckle, but which is easiest to care for?

Houtiyana, Bishops Weed, Heartlead, EVIL!

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:08

Thanks AuntieBetty, can you link to the sort of product you mean?  I'm struggling to find anything online.

Name your favourites - help me fill a trellis

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 14:26

Thanks Dovefromabove, the two side clemaitis are planted behind the trellis and I have used small stones to cover the roots, so they should be well shaded.  The one in the tub is coming out soon but I'll bear in mind the JI3 for anything I put in a pot in the future.

I had considered another clemaitis for the rest of the trellis but I have heard the evergreen ones are not truly evergreen and can look quite unattractive at times, so I am looking around for other options.

Name your favourites - help me fill a trellis

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 14:01

The side two are in the ground, the middle one is in the pot, which I am aware is not large enough.  I am planning to put it in the ground later.

I don't have a proper dug out bed there, and don't want one but I am careful to keep everything well watered.

EDA - They are "patio" clemaitis which are supposed to flower for a long period, May - October.  The instructions are to cut back to 30cm at the end of flowering.

Name your favourites - help me fill a trellis

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 13:08

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/25121.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 The side parts of this trellis are 60cm wide, and the centre part is 180cm wide.  It is 150cm tall.  The right is in a more sunny position, the left more shady.

I planted 3x clemaitis hoping they would cover the trellis and although they are very beautiful, they aren't providing the coverage I wanted.  I'm not sure if they will get any bigger; this is their first year in my garden and they haven't gotten as tall the accompanying info said they would.  In case anyone is interested, from left to right Angelique, Parisienne and Oh La La.

I've planted some trailing plants in buckets at the top but these will need replacing each year.

I want an evergreen plant that will smother this trellis   I'm not sure what else I want from it - pretty flower, nice smell, attractive leaves...show me your favourites?

Houtiyana, Bishops Weed, Heartlead, EVIL!

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 12:22

We moved into a house last year which had a patch of this in an enclosed area.  I spent three days digging, sifting, digging it out and planted a rock garden.

This summer it is back with a vengeance.    For the first few weeks I have been digging out what I can and RoundUp-ing the rest.  Now it is growing up under my other plants and spreading into a patch of lawn.  It Just. Keeps. Growing. Back.

HELP!  What do I do?

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