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Hello. can you recommend a nice climber or plant that is suited against a shed. Nothing to woody like a rose or anything that will go wild and go inside the shed and ruin the wood. Just something nice looking. Attracts birds. Scented. Max height 8ft. Steve


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,279

    Hi Steve - can you give us a bit more info to help with suggestions - ie, the aspect and what the ground's like where you're going to plant. Also, do you have anything else planted there already ? image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Yeah sorry im new on here. This my first post. The ground is neutral soil..Garden is split in two..separated by newly planted beach hedging..the shed is next to the hedge and i want to plant about 4 feet away from the hedge in front of the shed to give garden is newly planted as started from scratch. Nothing else is planted in the shed area as I am making this into an allotment. Opposite the shed will be my greenhouse. Hope this helps? Can always send pictures? Steve
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,279

    No problem Steve image

    What direction will the climber face? That will have a bearing on choices too. If you can post a pic that would help. If you click on the green tree icon in the toolbar and follow instructions.

    Most climbers will need something to cling on to as well- like trellis or wires attached to vine eyes screwed on to the shed. A clematis would be ideal - but most aren't highly scented. There are some though. Scented climbers like roses and honeysuckle are woody , which you don't want. You could also grow annuals like sweet peas which are highly scented and easy to do.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • I would suggest a good quality ivy as it will not require any support to spread. But no scent. Prune it back as  required

    I had one growing up my shed and its has had not real effect to the structure or stability of the structure

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,949

    Welcome Steven.

  • Thanks everyone for all your advice..most appreciated. Tetley you are right. I like the idea of pyracantha as I can shape them like a fan and they not that fast growing..the birds like the berries and they are colourful..the downside is they are spikey and our son is 3. Concerned he would touch it or pick the berries..are there any other plants similar but not spikey?.Steve
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,279

    Cotoneaster image

    But they're woody - as are Pyracantha - thought you didn't want that Steve!

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • I didn't but I don't fund pyracantha as woody as Rose and I can't think of anything else to use? Steve
  • Yeah sounds like a good idea Tetley. Most appreciated thank you..
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