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BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
I lost my clematis alpina as I had placed it in what i have now realised is one of the dampest parts of the garden. Moved here about 20 montbs ago and still learning.

The area gets a lot of sun but remains damp. I have hemerocallis and astilbes there but i need to cover a bit of an eyesore on the neighbours boundary. I already have a Montana on one side. Any ideas? 
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491
    Lonicera? ... I've seen wild honeysuckle with their feet in really boggy woodland and they look very happy indeed.
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    FWIW I've got a honeysuckle in a very boggy spot, and it's not at all well :( Mind you, it only went in last autumn so it only has a small rootball. I'm hoping that if the ground dries out in the coming weeks it might revive. Candelabra primulas nearby are happy.
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    I have two lonicera on other side of the garden so im a bit reluctant to have another but if i cant find anything else then it might have to be honeysuckle no 3  :).  I have sown some ipomea there just as a fill in, they're supposed to like it damp. So i have until early autumn to decide. 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    edited April 2018
    If you want another clematis, then 'Crispa' (aka marsh clematis) might work, but it is a group3 so needs cutting down each year.  There are several coloured cultivars available.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Good answer by BobTheGardener, the crispas and other American species and hybrids should be more widely available, they are reliable and natural looking
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    If you want another clematis, then 'Crispa' (aka marsh clematis) might work, but it is a group3 so needs cutting down each year.  There are several coloured cultivars available.
    Sounds just like what I could use to grow through some willow trees.

    Silly question - what happens if you don't cut it down each year?
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    edited April 2018
    "Deleting" a duplicate post by editing it ... is there a way to really delete a post?
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    Thanks Bob! Will look into that as it sounds ideal. 
  • Give the montana a couple of years and it will swamp the whole garden if you do not prune it back.
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    Give the montana a couple of years and it will swamp the whole garden if you do not prune it back.
    Yes true but it only went in last year and things are rather sparse as yet plus theres quite a bit to cover. 
     
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