Can anyone identify this climber?

(6 Posts)
Blueskytoday Sat 06-Aug-16 19:13:21

Saw this really nice plant, it was covering a yew hedge almost completely.
Hard to tell on photo but very tiny flowers and little berries

CatNip2 Sat 06-Aug-16 19:18:02

Never seen that before, what part of the country are you in?

NanTheWiser Sat 06-Aug-16 20:17:08

Tropaeolum speciosum - the Scottish Flame flower : www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/18460/Tropaeolum-speciosum/Details

Blueskytoday Sat 06-Aug-16 20:56:00

Thanks, that's it.
It was in the garden at DAlemain, a historic house and garden.
It's in Lake District near Ullswater,
It looked really amazing covering a huge hedge

Footle Sun 07-Aug-16 09:54:21

Is that shiny blue thing a berry ?

NanTheWiser Sun 07-Aug-16 13:30:22

Yes they are berries - it's basically a climbing Nasturtium, but very tricky to grow, liking cool moist conditions (hence it does well in Scotland!)
I tried it once, against a fastigiate golden Yew, but conditions were too warm and dry (I'm in the Southeast).

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