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Climber/rambler to cover this fence?

Hi, I would like to green this fence, but am having problems choosing a climber or rambler, to be twined along this wall about 5 m long. It’s east facing inside the garden and west outside, receiving scorching sun almost all day. I love roses and clematis, but am not sure a rambler rose would be too much and a climber difficult to twine around that fence. Clematis alone wouldn’t work, as the fence pieces are wide, but it could twine around another plant. I would also like it to cover all year round, so I think I should be open to other ideas, but need help, never had such a big fence cover and I don’ t want to go into a wild plant difficult to maintain. Please help. Thank you!


  • Ps: the idea would be to take that maroon fencing out and put the climber on the fixed grey one.
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,347
    May I ask which country you are in please?.. thank you... just in case you're not in the UK, it does make a big difference as to what is available to you..
    East Anglia, England
  • Am in northern Spain, Mediterranean coast
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,347
    Thank you.... I'm sorry but I would not be able to help you as I do not know your climate.   I am in England.  There is a member Nollie here who gardens in your area and she may be able to help.   Let me put a call out for her.  I hope she will see your messages.

    East Anglia, England
  • Thank you Marlorene :) am on the Mediterranean coast, by the sea, here we have hot summers (30/35ºC)) and warm winters (it hardly freeze, normally min temp is 4ºC), I have both full sun and shade spots. I grow roses, clematis, together with lemon trees and olive trees. 
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,631
    Are there any Spanish Garden Centres near you? They should be able to advise. I think you would need a rose that likes sun. I'm in SW France where it can get hot and roses do pretty well here. But they do like enough water too. I can't really advise because I don't know what is available in your area and I don't speak Spanish so I can't Google Spanish rose growers. Sometimes the same rose has a different name in a different country.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Belel Belelina 338Belel Belelina 338 Posts: 10
    edited June 2018
    Yep of course there are garden centers close but they are limited in terms of varieties, I am happy to wait till winter and order bare rooted plants.
    the matter is in fact if you think a rambling rose would be too much for that wall? 
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