Posted: 17/05/2017 at 14:39
It's a great wall for roses and clems but be aware that Constance Spry, tho lovely, only flowers once.
Have a look at Generous Gardener which is a softer pink or a repeat rambler such as Lady of the Lake or maybe a rich golden yellow such as Teasing Georgia. A deep purple clematis will look good with either.
Whatever you choose, make sure the planting hole is at least 18"/45cms away from the base of the wall and is well dug and back filed with plenty of well rotted manure and garden compost. Water before and after planting and keep watered till they've got their roots well down. This may mean all this growing season.
You'll need to provide support too. I'd use horizontal tensioned wires at 12 to 15" intervals up the wall with vine eyes to hold them in place - available in good DIY stores.
Last edited: 17 May 2017 14:40:11