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I need some annual climbers to go in big tubs for a trellis on a south facing brick wall next year I've tried runner beans and sweet peas but they don't do well as its too hot. I'm not disciplined enough to look after perennials in pots so it has to be annuals. Any ideas please? Could be edible or just decorative.




  • kleipieperkleipieper Posts: 563

    You could try Ipomoea, or Morning Glory. They seem to like hot, sunny places.

    Or its relative, the Mina Lobata, also called Spanish Flag.

    Or a passion flower, although passion flowers aren't annuals of course.

    All plants, especially ones that grow as big as climbers do, will need very regular watering when they are in containers though.


  • Tetley thank you I have bought the plant and will do as you suggest

  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,126

    The only thing to be aware of with Campsis is if it is really stormy, the branches which sucker to walls may come off and snap. It used to happen every year with stormy weather at my old house and you had to get through them to get out the front door image

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Tomatoes - they can be twisted round vertical strings up to 6' or so in a good year and, as long as they get enough water will love the heat.  Next year, of course!

  • Yes I didn't think of tomatoes and they would be under the soffitt so may escape the blight, usually always grow them in the greenhouse. Maybe some peppers too

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Basil goes well with tomatoes - in the containers as well as the kitchen.

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