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  • bapw163bapw163 Posts: 40
    Hello GardenSuze and thank you for the response. 
    I chose The Virginia Creeper in the end because it was recommended as a climber you can grow from a pot on a nursery website.
    The one I've gone for is a less voracious strain and the growth also slows in a pot they say although they do warn to keep it in check!
    I'll stick with it for now and see what happens. Sounds like I'll be busy pruning, but it does look nice. 
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 5,265
    @bapw163 If it does get too high on brick work it is easy to pull down at ground level no steps needed. One tug and you can be covered in it!. You can also be left with one piece high up on the wall that is still stuck there, comes down in time.
    Looking forward to my new garden with clay soil here in South Notts.

    Gardening is so exciting I wet my plants. 
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,640

    Your image turned

    Virginia creeper...Super climber but they do grow huge.
    I would never have considered it suitable for a planter.
    Do keep us posted about how it does.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • bapw163bapw163 Posts: 40
    I will keep you informed.  My intention is to keep it well clipped so it only grows along the railngs. I don't know if that will be successful but let's give it a go!
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