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Climber for an Arch

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 13:39 your situation, I would choose from...

Lonicera japonica 'Halls prolific'

Lonicera jap... 'Halliana'

Lonicera jap. 'var. repens'..(deciduous)

these can be contained on an arch with suitable pruning..

..try growing Clematis 'purpurea plena elegans' on the other side....

Which Bamboo

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 20:29

...a wise move I think...more selectively would be my choice.... 

...perhaps mix with a Pittosporum Tobira, which is fairly hardy, for a sub tropical look if you want...evergreen, large leaves and scented flowers...hardy for me here in the east with shelter....there's now a dwarf version too...

...something like that.... be good to see what you've made of this in a year or so...

Are you brave enough?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 15:08

...when I took over my last garden I got a tree surgeon in straight away to remove a huge Birch, Alder and goodness knows what else... a whole hedge of this and that...usual things like old Forsythia etc... the whole garden was cleared with nothing left, ready for replanting....  I felt bad for a time, like a guilt complex, but soon moved on and got my own things put in...

..done more or less the same here, between the two of us... apart from a single Azalea which was in flower when we looked at the place...I thought..that's got to stay...and it has...

...otherwise, nothing lasts forever...

Which Bamboo

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 00:18 can trim and shape them if they get too arching.... just cut out the canes that you don't want at the base, and cut back the tops that are arching over, if they're not to your liking.... they easily take this kind of treatment...

...I've grown these mureliae's... Jumbo or Super Jumbo is the tallest, but again these are not too quick to grow.... about the same as Rufa....

..ignore anything about them not taking full sun....they do.... also extremely hardy in containers, at least in our climate, and will take full exposure, but yours will have fence protection so that will make a difference....otherwise, they could partially defoliate in severe winter weather, I mean -10C for days... and look quite frozen, but recover in Spring..

..don't get Simba...I've had it for years and it's barely 3 foot...

.happy choosing...

Which Bamboo

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 23:23

..Rufa will grow to 2 metres and more, but will take around 5 years to get to 6 foot or so... I've grown it like that... it is on the slow side during the early years... and perhaps not for the impatient...but I liked watching it grow and not be overwhelmed by it... it's very bushy....but the canes are thin....not everyone likes that... it tolerates full sun and gales... it's grown as a high hedge around 7-8 foot tall at Alnwick Gardens in Northumberland...

...the other one is much taller, and has the ability to run.... but in your container it should be alright for some time, but it will run, and in the open ground a root barrier is possibly it might cause you problems within a few years...  I've not grown cannot vouch for that... only what I've read... this site below will tell you more about it...

...Fargesia robusta is taller and grows quicker than Rufa, if you want to look at that one... at £20 per plant, you can get one already as tall as this young man here... it's also cheaper than Rufa... and both these are easier to live with ultimately....

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 20:35

...the whole lot KEF... clematis, pot and

..perhaps we shouldn't be so prudish...when you consider that so many people plant roses and other little plants around their loved one's graves...I sometimes see this in old graveyards.... 

...maybe not quite the same thing...

Trellis planter help needed please!

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 20:28

....that sounds nice... a couple of Alpines or dwarf shrublets to partner each Clematis perhaps... and maybe a lavender in the smaller pots... something like that.... nice to see a photo sometime... when you've arranged it all...

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 20:14

...when we moved in to this property, we found a large container with a Clematis in it... a neighbour told us the previous owner buried her dead cat in the bottom.... I had to get rid of it pronto....  another neighbour took it....fortunately...

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 20:01

..that's quite interesting Lunaria and if you don't mind that sort of thing, then it's a good way of disposing of the bodies....  I wouldn't care for it in my garden though, personally...

...chopped up lawn turves placed at the base of the planting hole,... does pretty good in my experience....and I can live with that...

Etain Viola

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 19:44

..there are several... have you not tried Larch Cottage or Kernock...? they both have it...  you could also search under the name viola Helen Dillon as it appears to be the same plant...... I got Etain last year but died on me rather quickly... hope better result for you... it happens....

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