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Potted Climber for a Shady Wall

I'm looking for a climber, that will sit happily in a pot on my balcony and will live on a shady wall. It probably gets an hour or two of afternoon sun at best. The longer the season of interest the better.

Any suggestions gratefully received!




  • ommthreeommthree Posts: 314

    Thanks Philippa smith. I'm not too keen on ivy, I must admit. I think I'll make some more accurate observations of the amount of sun. 

    My balcony is awful really. The balcony from the flat above casts such a lot of shade. Will definitely think about that a lot more next time I move!

  • Lots of clematis grow perfectly well in shade but most don't like pots unless they are very large and deep.  However, modern breeding has produced some cultivars which do well in largish pots - try googling for 'boulevard' and 'top to bottom clematis' if you like that idea.image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,044

    If you get a big pot and feed and water well,you can grow climbing hydrangea

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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