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Re-designing the garden!

Hi I am in the process or re-designing my garden and have many books from RHS one suggests using Humulus lupulus 'Aureus' to grow on a large round wire with a statue in the centre. It looks stunning but its a vigorous grower and it will need to be grown in a pot has anyone got any suggestions for an alternative? I don't really want to use clematis as I have loads in the garden. The plant will need to be hardy as the winters here can get below minus 18 and except partial shade. Or indeed if anyone has the Aureus in their garden how do they cope with it? Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you! Tabatha


  • WintersongWintersong Posts: 2,436

    Hack it back if you like the thugs otherwise they do cultivars that promise to be tamer just can't remember names 

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,297

    'Golden Tassels' is supposed to be a dwarf form.  I've never grown it.  'Aureus' is certainly a thug, though a beautiful one - in my garden its shoots come up over an 8ft area.  I just pull out the ones which are in the wrong place.

    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,995

    Are you doing some brewing as well?  Two uses for the effort of one, I would think. image

    Utah, USA.
  • Tabatha 2Tabatha 2 Posts: 5

    Hi thanks for these comments I am glad I urged on the side of caution as we do not have a very big garden and it sounds like I need to re-think my choice, have a great day in the garden I know I will as its over 20 degrees here!

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