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Plant a climber between a shed and a fence (deep shade)

I want to grow a climber up a trellis/fence but I also want to put the shed in that corner.  Would any climber grow there that will attach to a trellis and provide privacy?


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,840
    edited July 2019
    Honeysuckle would, and many clematis.
    How much space do you have to plant into?  A photo of the area would help if you can manage one  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Thanks!!!  But do they need any sun??  The shed hasn't been put up yet so I could leave as much space as I need (within reason).  I just want to extend the fence behind and beside it for privacy.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,840
    Honeysuckle likes a fair bit of shade - especially lower down, as it helps to prevent them drying out. They climb up and get a bit of sun when they're in shady sites. It would be more than happy scrambling over your shed too. I've just reroofed mine and fitted some vine eyes and wires for some honeysuckles which are planted on the north facing side of it. They'll get very little sun, apart from a little in late afternoon at this time of year, and some during the morning once they're up across the roof. 

    Lots of clems are more than happy with a shadier site too.  It's worth having a look at some of the specialist sites/growers - Taylor's, Thorncroft and Hawthorne are all top suppliers, and you can search by aspect, colour, flowering time etc, to get something that would suit.  :)
    @Hexagon - it's more likely that your W.Nike is dry rather than suffering from lack of light. If ivy isn't thriving either, that's also quite likely, as they'll grow successfully  in almost any conditions once established.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Thanks!!!!
  • FfoxgloveFfoxglove UkPosts: 534
    Jasmine officinale... Have one growing behind my shed! 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,840
    Ah - if it was a small plant @Hexagon, then it will take a while to get to a good size.  :)
    It's better to grow them on for a year or so before planting out.

    Buying from a reputable supplier means you get a plant that's at least 2 years old, and is ready to plant out.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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