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Just built a pergola,so now looking for 2 fragarent climbers, anyone with suggestions









  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,742

    Any chance of a photo to give an idea of what we are dealing with?image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Not got a camera at the mo,but a pergola is a pergola, the corner posts are 4x4ins and they are 6ft 6ins above the ground

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,160
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • MarygoldMarygold Posts: 331

    Wisteria looks and smell lovely when in flower. You need to keep on top of the pruning though!

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  • Try a honey suckle serotinao species as they give a the strongest fragrents IMO 

  • Be careful with some of the rampant climbers or you will end up with all the interesting flowers high up in the heavens and nothing on the pergola pillars, we use several different forms of herbaceous clematis for pergola legs, these only reach a height of about 6ft, lots of different colours and forms, including scented, just need discretely tying to the pillar, most flower all Summer.

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,160

    I saw a lovely scented clematis in a private garden that was opened for the NGS last year. Betty Corning, liked it so much I bought one.  

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,854

    I have a Betty Corning.  Once she gets going she's a good strong grower and very hardy.  Needs cutting back to just above ground level every year in late winter/early spring and then a good dollop of slow release feed.

    Gentle perfume and lovely flowers.  I grow mine on a trellis with rosa Constance Spry so the flowers succeed each other but you could combine it with a  repeat flowering rambler or climber.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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