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Old 21-06-2004, 10:37 PM
Steve Harris
 
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Default Shallow rooting climber for East-facing fence

I have 6' fence and I want to cover about 20' of it. Alongside the fence
is a 3'concrete path so any plant will have to go in a pot of some sort.
The plant shouldn't be so thick or thorny as to make the path useless.
Suggestions?

(So far considered:

1. Several espalier apple trees or maybe a cordon
2. Grape vine(s)
3. Kiwi fruit or similar Actinidia
4. Fan trained fig
5. Edible or sweet peas

Rejected as NAF:

- Ivy
- Russian or "mile a minute" vine.

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Old 26-06-2004, 11:49 AM
Sarah Dale
 
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Default Shallow rooting climber for East-facing fence

Steve Harris wrote:
Hydrangea petiolaris?


I wondered about that. Isn't it bit tender? As you're new to Cheltenham,
you may not have realised that we do -20C occasionally with -10 not


Well, my climbing hydrangea has now survived 3 years in Wales, and that has
included one winter with snow where everything froze solid for about two
weeks. YMMV

Sarah


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