I have a wire fence at the bottom of the garden that sits on top of a stone wall. It's about 3ft deep by 50ft long. The garden has fields beyond it and a lovely view.
Although the wire fence is see through, I still find it a bit unsightly and would like to grow something along it, but not something that's so rampant and thick as a Montana for example, as it's got lovely views of the fields beyond so I'd like to still be able to see through it slightly rather than having it covered by a solid block of plants.
What would be rampant enough to cover a 50ft fence (although I could plant 2 or 3 I guess) but that wouldn't end up so full as to make a solid mass along the fence? I'd also like it to be fairly fast growing so as to give a good coverage this year.
For a quick fix for this summer, how about some sweet peas? Last year, I bought a couple of pots (£1.49 each) of seedlings, and they rapidly covered about 10 metres of trellis.
Quite strange really, as everyone else was complaining about the lack of flowers, whilst mine were growing and flowering like crazy. Total beginner's luck, as I just hardened them off, then stuck them in the ground. Worth a try