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Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436

Could someone recommend a climber to go over a 6ft wall, with flowers hopefully but I would really like to have it green all year round. 

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  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436

    Any help anyone image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,997

    Hi Lorna image

    Have a look at the two pages of evergreen clematis here


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,743

    trachelospermum jasminoides, if you're in a milder part of the country.

  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436

    Thank you Dove and Hostafan, I do have a few clematis in garden but they are not evergreen, but the ones on the site look really nice, just need to see if they sell them over here (Ireland), the trachelospermum jasminoides does look really nice as well, I will have to search the net and see if they them over here. Thank you both so much for your help.image 

  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,126

    Solanum, the potato vine. They have either blue or white flowers. I have a white one that flowers all year round and is evergreen. It started off as a 2ft twig that wasn't wanted and is now 8ft high and 12ft wide.


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,165

    Is the wall sunny or shady? Hydrangea seemanii.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Janie4Janie4 Posts: 15

    If the site is shady try Hydrangea petiolaris. It isn;t evergreen but it is interesting to look at in the winter because the flower heads stay in place. After a supported start, it clings to walls by itself.

    On a sunny wall Trachleospermum jasminoides is lovely - I agree with Hostafan1. It grows slowly but has flowers with a wonderful scent. Mine grows well in Dublin and it isn't hard to find in a good nursery.

  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436

    Gardenmaiden I think I have seen solanum before, I'm sure they have been in the cheaper supermarket, but I didn't think they were evergreen as they didn't really have much on them, maybe the ones I see were not evergreen, but it is a nice plant and I do like the flowers, 

    Busy-Lizzie, I need it for a sunny wall and I need some for a very Shady wall, the shady wall only gets about 3-4 hours of sun a day, I did go to our local Garden centre, usually they are not to helpful, but the woman was there today and she recommended ivy for the was, but I really wanted something with flowers, she recommended  a Hydrangea, but that was not evergreen. So I got both, the ivy was Hedera goldheart, so that will be my all year colour, and I will put with it the Hydrangea,, which was Hydrangea subsp. petiolaris, which will give me the flowers, I hope they work out ok as I am going on the advice at the garden centre.

    Janie4, I got the Hydrangea and will see if i can find the other one, Can you recommend any garden centre or nursery in Dublin, I'm in Meath and can't seem to find any really good one's. 

    Thank you everyone for your help.image

  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,126

    Lorna, how did you get on with the seeds I sent over last year?

  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436

    Gardenmaiden, you will have to remind me of which ones, I sent quiet a few and have lost a list of who sent me whatimage, I know I am behind on sowing seeds, I have had my dog in and out the vet's with heart trouble but he is on new med's now which are working quiet well, so I can get back in to things in the garden, I have loads and loads of seeds to sow, I am assuming the seeds you sent me I should have already sown, My hubby did get me a heated propagator so maybe this will help me catch up with things.

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