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rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

i got my handy brother to build a colonade  down side of our house east fading, mainly shaded by ours and next door, higher uo wall gets couple of hours of sun, v little at ground level, i'd like rose and clemais ideally but happy to start with ivy any suggestions


  • Roses may be hard but I may be wrong as I don't grow them... There are some good clematis for shade... I have just planted clematis wilsonii on my north facing fence and sieboldii in my wooded area. Taylor clematis has a whole range for shade....

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,856

    Honeysuckle will grow in some shade too, especially shade at the bottom and sun at the top, like clematis.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • I have got a Honeysuckle 'Halliana' on a north facing pergola that gets sun in the late afternoon only. It is evergreen and has gone all through Winter without a single leaf drop. Here is the RHS site:

    It has yellow/white flowers. I only planted it 9 months ago and it is already 7ft tall.

  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    thanks all, have browsed taylors, can't choose! got 2 honeysucle elsewhere, forgot to say there is a jasmine v near that i'm starting to train over arch that leads to colonade,that does fine but awful leggy for 1st 3 feet

  • Louise - for roses for your colonnade  this site 

    has a fantastic search facility down the left of the page - put in the height and other characteristics you want and you'll get great suggestions.  There are quite a few climbing roses that'll be very happy in a bit of shade. image

    Peter Beale's roses are superb.  Sadly he died last year but it's a family company and it continues image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • There is a different Ivy that I suggest, Fatshedera. It is a cross of Fatsia japonica and Ivy (Hedera). It comes in both green and variegated and is a shade lover. It will need help climbing though.

  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    thanks Dove i do look at that site, but they charge £7 for postage so that did put me off...i rushed a bit into my rose choices last year and have limited space so though i pore over websites it's always good to hear others ideas esp much more knowledgable people than me!

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