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Tall/climbing plant suggestions

Following on from a comment on another thread, I was wondering if anyone has any interesting suggestions for some tall or climbing plants to go against the left hand wall in this photo? It is a north-facing wall. There is probably about 30cm next to it that never gets sun, but during the summer it gets a fair bit after noon. In the winter its all a bit more shaded.

I'd quite like a mix of some lovely bright summer plants, alongside some foliage to take us through the winter. I believe we have mostly chalky soil, with some loam. 

I just this week planted a hydrangea at the end. And had been thinking some climbing roses. But I'd be interested to hear some suggestions from more experienced people - I don't know enough yet to be able to be very inventive in ideas!

Thank you!



  • darren636darren636 Posts: 666

    I'd smother it in clematis Montana, rambling roses, flowering quince, cotoneaster,  wisteria, other species clematis. 

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,204

    Climbing Rose Graham Thomas will grow in a shady position. This is a lovely yellow rose that flowers repeatedly and has a gorgeous scent.

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  • I definitely want a Montana in the garden - but I think I'm going to keep it for either the far wall (it needs prettifying) or growing onto the new shed. 

    Thanks for the rose suggestion, it sounds like a lovely one!

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