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South facing climber in a pot - any ideas?


Haven't been here for a while, but hope you can help.
I've just said farewell to a very unhappy clematis (not surprising in this relentlessly hot weather) and am looking for a new climber that will be happy in a container/pot against a south facing wall in a fairly sheltered garden. Looking for something that won't go much about 8 feet and that flowers, preferably in the summer at least. Any ideas? Clematis seem to dislike it there, so its time for something different 

Thanks in advance :-)


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,299
    Anything in a pot needs constant attention. Watering maybe twice a day in summer. Feeding, to make up for the fact that the watering will flush nutrients out of the pot. Pruning to remove old leaves and stems. Protection from hard frosts in winter which could freeze the roots. And general molly coddling all year round.

    Are you in a position to devote your waking hours to this?
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    Sollya Heterophylla, Bluebell Creeper do well in free draining soil in pots for me. They don't grow taller than 2 meters and requires a bit of guidance through the growing season, but will enjoy the hot dry sunny position. You must have protection over the winter months. They are great for micro climates in the garden.

    Another semi evergreen climber that grows like a mini Wisteria which also enjoys similar conditions, and will do fine in free draining soil is Australian Lilac, Hardenbergia Violacea. Again frost hardy but may need pot protection over the winter months, but should be fine against a protection of a southerly aspect.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,608
    I have a Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) in a pot in a sheltered south facing position. It has been easy to care for and has perfumed white flowers in early summer. After a hard winter it can look unhappy but soon grows again.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Confederate Jasmine?

    The flowers are amazingly fragrant.

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