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Looking for year round trellis cover

666panda666panda Posts: 13

Hi All,

After almost 12 years of living in a terrace with about 4 planters (and a neighbour who used to kill anything that was too close to the boundary) we finally have a garden! Its pretty huge and we have already done quite a bit to it and have plans of what our finished plot should look like. Our only issue is we're quite new to it all so choosing plants has been a bit hit and miss!

My current issue is that I need an evergreen climber to provide cover on a trellis to give us a little privacy. I'm keen for it not to be ivy... we still keep trying to get rid of the existing ivy that is everywhere!

A scented flowering variety would be nice but mostly just one that will provide the cover all year round.

Thanks in advance!

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,817

    There is a lovely evergreen Honeysuckle called Lonicera halliana or an equally lovely climbing Hydrangea - Hydrangea seemannii, however, its flowers do not have a scent like honeysuckle but are very beautiful into the Winter

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  • 666panda666panda Posts: 13

    Thank you! They're both very pretty, I think I'd be persuaded by the Honeysuckle though. Thanks again for your suggestions!

    Again since I'm quite new to all of this does anyone have specific sites they buy plants from or do you all just visit the garden centres?

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,817

    I buy a lot of plants on eBay from select sellers I've used for years - all UK based. But I don't need any excuse to go to a garden centre and I have loads around me. I go to a random one at least once a week image

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  • 666panda666panda Posts: 13

    I never even thought to look on eBay!! I feel we've exhausted all of the local garden centres! Thanks again!

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,817
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    there are numerous evergreen clematis and honeysuckle, also some hardy passionflowers and jasmine if its sheltered south facing.

  • WateryWatery Posts: 388

    We inherited a euonymous  when we moved in and it is evergreen and covers the back fence.  Tiny little flowers and then tiny little berries.  I'm now trying to grow other things through it. to increase the interest.

  • WateryWatery Posts: 388

    We inherited a euonymus  when we moved in and it is evergreen and covers the back fence.  Tiny little flowers and then tiny little berries.  I'm now trying to grow other things through it. to increase the interest.

  • 666panda666panda Posts: 13

    Thanks all for the advice and thank you for the link image

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