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Architectural plant help needed

Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149
Hi Everyone There is a very ugly wall end at the top of my garden which needs covering with a plant stat! The area is in full sun, I need a nice evergreen architectural shrub just to cover the end of the wall and the concrete mess under it. The plant needs to be about 6-8 foot max and not spread more than three feet or it will interfere with the entrance to the garden I can't plant anything that climbs there as there is nothing for it t climb on. The wall belongs to a neighbour and he doesn't want a climber on it which is fair enough.


  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149
    P.S If I liked bamboo it would be ideal, unfortunately I hate bamboo image
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    If you could put a couple of posts in a few inches from the wall with trellis between them, you would be able to plant a climber if you wanted an evergreen clematis or an ivy etc. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149
    Now that would be a great idea, I could do that. Actually growing something bushy up one post would hide the messy area - thanks very much Bob image
  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149
    I can't do that becasue it's a really awkward corner, I'd have to send a photo to explain. It has to be a narrow, tall business. I can't grow anything along the wall, just something in that one corner. Thanks for the suggestion though, I do love espalier - I am doing two of them with pyracantha elsewhere.
  • foxtrotfoxtrot Posts: 18
    How about Trachelospermum jasminioides (Star jasmin), a vigorous medium-sized evergreen twining woody climber.  I have one growing in a largish pot against a wall and prop it up with canes.  It has glossy dark green, oval leaves, often turning deep red in winter. It has small clusters of fragrant creamy white flowers and will act as a year-round backdrop, flowering in summer and providing greenery in the winter.

    Height and spread: 9 x 3m but can be trimmed to size (wear gloves to do this as the white sap produced may irritate the skin).

     Generally disease-free.


  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149
    Sounds great thanks.
  • foxtrotfoxtrot Posts: 18

    It should be fine in anything from partial shade to full sun.

  • B3B3 Posts: 25,247

    Artichokes. Leaves look great most of the year. Lovely flowers - unless you eat the artichokes!

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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