Forum home Talkback

Advice please - a climber for fence

I have a new fence with big gaps between the planks (this is to let the wind through as the last fence we had was battered to bits). Looking for a climber to go on the fence (don't mind making a lattice). Looking for something low maintenance and easy. Doesn't have to be stunning flowers more foilage is fine. Nothing to heavy (don't want to pull my expensive fence down). A lot of the summer the fence is in full sun.

Looking for something readily available and that I can plant now while i'm on a roll.

I'd appreciate any advice - thank you.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,053

    What's the soil like - sandy/loam/clay etc and do you know if it's acid or alkaline?

    How big is the area you want it to cover?

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

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657

    Hi Geordie,Jackie, I would go for a mix of colour, we have at one end of a 20 foot fence  a white Clematis Montana ,at the other a red one , they meet in the middle and  a really nice mix, they are stunning in flower and look good in winter,they are very easy to grow ,very quick to spread  ( we planted another on the wall 6 weeks ago and its now 5 feet high and spread 4 feet along the wall )( fed on Comfrey ) and very strong,and we dont bother to prune at all, were putting another  Clematis in that will climb up it as i said its a strong plant, anyway just a thought if you like like reds and whites and hardly any looking after. good luck,image  

Sign In or Register to comment.