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Climbing plants for shaded wall.

I have a part of the garden behind the sitting are that is crying for plants. It is a shaded wall and as you can see on the photo not much room for planting so ideal will like to grow in containers. What can you suggest? 

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  • valerierobertsvalerieroberts Posts: 597
    One idea. Shade doesn’t seem to bother hydrangea petiolaris. You could plant in a largish pot with the bottom removed so that the roots get down into the soil. Valerie 
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 16,780
    There are several clematis that grow in shade that you could grow in large pots.
    https://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/clematis-sun-or_part-shade/
    https://thorncroftclematis.co.uk/shade-tolerant-209-c.asp

    But not clematis montana, too big for a pot.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,322
    The early clematis varieties will be fine - alpinas and macropetalas. They would grow in the ground there no problem, as long as it's properly prepped first and they're watered until established.  :)
    Not montanas  [ even in the ground] as already said. They get very big anyway and could swamp that fence unless you're very careful with training it in.
    I wouldn't plant H.petiolaris for that reason either. It becomes vary large, assuming it would establish,  and certainly wouldn't be happy in a pot. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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