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Windy22Windy22 Posts: 1
Hi All
moved into a new build on the fylde coast across from the sand dunes.
very, very windy with sand and salt in the wind.
i wish to plant climbers onto an arch and also on to a pergola ??
Eveything I have tried to plant seems to fail and I am assuming due to extreme wind and sand damage!
I hope someone out there could offer me some advice on the best climbers in this situation and also general planting in what seems to be a difficult location. 
Thanks all 


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,654
    edited March 2019
    You need windbreaks from salt proof hedges or else fences and/or windbreak fabric.   I would forget climbers for now and stick with low growing plants that can deal with salt and sand and winds. 

    The RHS offers this advice for coastal plantings -      
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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