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  • miffxtcmiffxtc Posts: 20
    Hi there, is it possible to plant a vine into this position, the hole will be 15"-18" deep, its so close to the house and patio with there be issues? It'll get lots of sunlight.

    Many Thanks
  • miffxtcmiffxtc Posts: 20
    edited July 2019
    Ok, um I saw them in Asda earlier today, they were white grape vines that were £15, I didn't notice the stock or variety to be honest wasn't taking any notice as per.
  • miffxtcmiffxtc Posts: 20
    I think you need to be a little more specific - do you mean Russian Vine ( or it's smaller and more manageable relatives ), a Grape vine or simply a self clinging climber.
    More info will enable people to offer the best suggestions :)
    Or could you tell what climber I could grow in there without damaging the patio and house? It needs to go over a pergola.

    Many Thanks
  • miffxtcmiffxtc Posts: 20
    Thank you, I can build a trellis no bother so its just what could go in there, the pergola is quite substantial so weight wouldn't be too much of an issue.
  • miffxtcmiffxtc Posts: 20
    I think I'm going to go with honeysuckle and clematis.
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,679
    miffxtc said:
    Hi there, is it possible to plant a vine into this position, the hole will be 15"-18" deep, its so close to the house and patio with there be issues? It'll get lots of sunlight.
    Your hole will be deep enough, but it is too close to the house and I think it needs to be much wider, so the roots of whatever you plant will have space to spread and enough soil to survive and thrive in. Climbers ideally need to planted away from the wall on a slight angle, leaning in slightly, toward and tied into a sturdy trellis behind. You need to be working over a planting hole as wide as it is deep if you can, or at least a foot in diameter as a bare minimum, loosening the base of the hole with a fork and back filling around the plant with the original soil mixed with compost and some well-rotted manure.

    I can’t tell what size those slabs are (trying to judge against the brush!) but can you lift a couple (or at least saw them in half) to provide a decent planting hole for both the clematis and the honeysuckle, leaving a decent gap between the two? You could use the sawn off bits of slab to create a little raised edge around the planting spaces to shade the roots, which they will appreciate.


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