Climber recommendations

jamesharcourtjamesharcourt West SussexPosts: 291
I have an east facing, fairly tight spot with a fair amount of ground level shade up against a fence.  Currently, quite close to the fence is a short compact fatsia japonica, a bambusa fargesia and an Acer Sango kaku across a 3m width.  I can’t really move anything but all this stuff is next to a bare fence which is still visible.  I was thinking variegated ivy to grow up against the fence only to hide it.

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  • jamesharcourtjamesharcourt West SussexPosts: 291
    I forgot to add pictures of the areas in question.

    The more shaded fence (north-east facing):


    I also have another area which is a little bare, although there is some ivy and a passion flower growing there, but not covering much.  This is in a sunny spot (south-west facing):


    Any suggestions for good evergreen climbers for these spots?
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 3,873
    For the North East one, a climbing hydrangea  or euonymus perhaps. Euonymus is not so much a climber, but it would cover the fence in time.
    For the South West one, Lonicera Japonica "Halliana" is an evergreen honeysuckle. 
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 2,906
    For the North wall, take a look at Pileostegia Viburnoides, the climbing evergreen Hydrangea, self clinging and quite slow growing. I think you need that in such a low wall.

    For the southern wall, what about Trachelospermum Jasminoides, the star Jasmine. You will need wires or some kind of trellis for that plant though.
  • jamesharcourtjamesharcourt West SussexPosts: 291
    ok thanks will take a look at these 
  • WillDBWillDB Posts: 1,492
    I planted Hydrangea petiolaris on my north facing fence a year or two ago, against the forum's advice. I moved it this year, as it was starting to grow into the fence structure, just as the forum told me it would  :D
  • WillDBWillDB Posts: 1,492
    I would train some Pyracantha in your situation I think. And Trachelospermum for the south facing one as Borderline says.
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