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FrozzFrozz Posts: 78

Hi

 

Need to know of a climbing plant that can be grown in post to cover the banboo in the attached picture.

The picture was taken early morning and the area get loads of sunshine

Just looking to use the bamboo rather than taking down and putting up trellis due to tight budget

If this is possible what plant shall i get and how many pots?

Ideadly its would be a all year round look with colour

Thanks

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  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    My first thought if that is bamboo screening I don't think it will be strong enough to support anything-there are no natural points for a climber to cling to so you are going to have to provide some sort of support-it is just normally used as screening

    Back to the drawing board in my view.

  • FrozzFrozz Posts: 78
    Ok, thanks I will look into alternative



    What climbing plants can I put in pots?



    Thanks
  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    Anything can be grown in a container as long as you feed and water it, the main issue is that most climbers by their very nature are hungry plants.

    I grew an evergreen clematis 'freckles' in a container but it did not flower until I moved it into the ground.

    Does it have to be a climber ? support has to be strong for an evergreen climber. What about a tall bamboo or some tall grasses. 

  • FrozzFrozz Posts: 78
    Hi

    No doesn't have to be. Just wast to keep the privacy height but hide the screen as it looks a bit manky



    Will look into your recommendations



    Thanks
  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    Frozz this plant selector is a great way to look for plants that match your particular needs.

    http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/

  • FrozzFrozz Posts: 78

    thanks for the link. just what i need image

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