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North west facing wall

i have just cleared an old stone wall that was full of bracken and ivy. I have retained a lot of the moss. My question is, what can I plant within the wall cracks to provide colour? There is a small bed underneath so climbers that don’t need a lot of sun could also be a option. 
Im in North west England, it’s wet!


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 35,491
    Hi Catherine. A lovely climber for your situation is a climbing hydrangea - either Hydrangea petiolaris or Hydrangea seemanii.
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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,687
    You could try Corydalis Lutea and Campanula Poscharskyana. Both can do well growing through small gaps and up walls. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,015
    What height is the wall?

    I had Ajuga in 'wall holes' at a previous house. Little ferns will probably colonise it too, but you can add those. Heucheras will also be fine. Small pieces shoved in firmly with a handful of soil will take quite readily if you fix them with a little chicken wire. Some of the small geraniums too - there are little 'alpine' sized ones available. 
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