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DebrisDebris Posts: 2

Hi. I need to plant some thing that will grown to around 7fT high and around 3ft wide to hide the fence. I would also like it to flower/add colour to the garden in the summer for longer than a couple of weeIs. I have a Forsythia at end of the fence so need something at the other. Any suggestion? Many thanks.   


  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003

    A repeat flowering climbing rose?

  • DebrisDebris Posts: 2

    Sorry, should have said I dislike roses! Wondering if a salix is a good idea? 

  • dozyrosiedozyrosie Posts: 15

    Jasmine? Clematis?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,819

    Salix?  How big is the garden and how close to the house and drains is the planting site?  Very few salix are a good idea in a 'normal sized' garden.  

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • MarineliliumMarinelilium Posts: 213

    Hello Debris. Did you want the fence cover to be evergreen? If the fence faces North or NEast then a Hydrangea x petiolaris will do the job. Honeysuckle or clematis could scramble through it. A succession of pretty pots, at its feet, can add more seasonal loveliness through the year.

    A south facing fence can have fruit trained up it. Lots of shrubs can be pruned to 7' X 3'.

    If it is a damp spot then CLUMP forming Bamboo can screen fences all year round too.

    What's the compass aspect and what is your soil like Debris?


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