Wall Planter

coppersendcoppersend Posts: 17
Hi Everyone

I have on my front wall a small Black metal Half Moon wall planter.
similar to an animal hay feeder.
Behind the planter i have some trellis work fixed to a brick wall.

I am looking for a climbing plant which gives a bountiful of flowers.
The area has a a lot of South Coast Sun from appx 11 am in the morning until 6 pm
in the evening.

Sadly I can't put a large planter in the area as it is too close to a man hole cover 
for my waste water. which if I need to get to I would have to remove the planter
But having it wall mounted would prevent that from happening.

Any ideas of what I could grow there.??

It would need to be shallow rooted. quick grower with good green leaves and bright coloured flowers. " Yellow, Red , Blue ect ect"

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  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 4,503
    How small is small?  Those type of wall planters are usually more suited to trailing summer annuals, petunias, lobelias etc...
  • coppersendcoppersend Posts: 17
    Hi Kitty it's 23 in long and 8 inch deep
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 4,503
    Hmmm... Not really deep enough for a permanent planting. For the bright showy flowers you're after I'd stick with annuals.
    I had some self-seeded nasturtiums this summer that decided to climb up a trellis on the side of my shed. They reached over 3ft high without any assistance from me 😄.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 22,474
    I'd agree with Kitty - permanent planting of any climber in one of those in full sun would be virtually impossible. 
    You can counteract the dryness by lining with plastic, and using soil not compost. I've done that with some that have permanent planting in them. The plastic is hidden with a layer of landscape fabric, and that will gradually be hidden.
    However, mine have things like heucheras, crocus and hellebores in them, are in the shade, and get lots of rain in them. I doubt a climber would ever thrive though.
    Nasturtiums will certainly climb/trail, and there are varieties which are more suited to that  than others  :)
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  • coppersendcoppersend Posts: 17
    Fairygirl said:
    I'd agree with Kitty - permanent planting of any climber in one of those in full sun would be virtually impossible. 
    You can counteract the dryness by lining with plastic, and using soil not compost. I've done that with some that have permanent planting in them. The plastic is hidden with a layer of landscape fabric, and that will gradually be hidden.
    However, mine have things like heucheras, crocus and hellebores in them, are in the shade, and get lots of rain in them. I doubt a climber would ever thrive though.
    Nasturtiums will certainly climb/trail, and there are varieties which are more suited to that  than others  :)
    Thanks for the Information.
    Mine has a black liner plastic fitted 
    I think I am going to have to put nasturtiums in 
    black eye Susan or something similar
    I tried them in seed form last year without success. So i will but some plants this spring and hope I will be more successful 
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