Climber for a North-west facing fence

Help. I have a north-west facing 2metre high fence. We are looking for a good climber....any suggestions gardening friends.
Cheers, Trevor 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,513
    Many of the Clematis alpina varieties are happy and flower well on a northwest facing fence. 
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 5,008
    I had a clematis Hagley Hybrid growing around a porch support.
    It go no direct sunlight ever, but flowered its socks off all summer long
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  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 BirminghamPosts: 35
    I haven’t tried it myself but Akebia quinata is another climber suggested for shade/north facing sites
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  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 BirminghamPosts: 35
    Pressed enter too soon..

    We have Rosa Alfred Madame Carriere on a north west wall and she flowers well but she is very vigorous so you would need to keep her well under control. Beautiful flowers and scent though.
     If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,947
    Clematis, clematis, clematis  :)
    If you have room horizontally @watts.trevor, you can add a second clematis to @Dovefromabove's alpina suggestion. There are loads which are happy in shade. You can pick one which will follow on from an alpina, like one of the Group3s,  or another which would complement the alpina. As long as you can give them the care they need, that will work well. 

    Check out the specialist sites Taylors, Thorncroft and Hawthornes, but be aware that deliveries may be difficult for the foreseeable. 
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