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Climber advice

Advice, please, for shallow, dry, sheltered west-facing spot - I've been told a clematis needs deeper soil. I've tried a honeysuckle but it has mildew and gets straggly. I'd like something with year-round interest. A tall order, I know!


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,177

    How about a climbing hydrangea - Hydrangea petiolaris? This one is deciduous but there is an evergreen variety too - Hydrangea seemannii.

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  • berenjenaberenjena Posts: 2

    Thank you! I like hydrangeas, so will investigate.

  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 1,393

    Pyracantha is good and also good for wildlife and roses can cope with most soils.

    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
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