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Would like to plant an evergreen climber. Any ideas?

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BupcakesandCunting Fri 30-Sep-11 12:00:07

The back wall of my kitchen is quite unsightly due to some pipework sticking out. I would like to plant a nice evergreen climber but I am a gardening thicko. Can any of you suggest anything?

Ideally I'd need it to be:

-able to cling to brick well (I know ivy clings well but it ruins bricks. Is there anthing else that will cling as well?)

Thank you! smile

Hatwoman Fri 30-Sep-11 12:07:21

have you got space for a pyracantha? small white flowers in spring. red berries in autumn. stricly speaking not a climber - ie it doesn;t cling to the wall. if you can afford say 18" depth coming out from your wall it would be great. very attractive to birds too - we have one and we have loads of birds nesting in it. it's lovely

BupcakesandCunting Fri 30-Sep-11 12:10:49

Oh that sounds lovely (like the idea of it flowering then berries)

I have three spaces dug out for the climbers at the back of the house so I could plant three then hope that they spread across and meet so that it looks like one big plant?

mumblechum1 Fri 30-Sep-11 12:14:00

A jasmine? Jasminoides trachelospermum (sp?) is evergreen with fragrant white flowers.

mumblechum1 Fri 30-Sep-11 12:14:49

Youcan also get evergreen clematis. We have one with white flowers and dark green,long leaves but don't know what it's called. Very good at hiding drainpipes!

StopRainingPlease Fri 30-Sep-11 12:19:48

Agree about the jasmine, we have one and it's one of my favourites. Leaves get red tinges and the flowers smell wonderful. Not self-clinging though, you will need wires or a trellis to tie it to.

Pyracantha are lovely but very prickly, so it depends on whether you need to squeeze past the wall.

Blackpuddingbertha Fri 30-Sep-11 22:07:40

Is it this one mumble? I bought one and it promptly died but I kill all clematis so this was not a shock. Have seen great versions elsewhere though.

mumblechum1 Sat 01-Oct-11 07:43:39

No, it looks more like a white Montana but is evergreen.

btw OP if you're buying from Crocus there's a 20% discount code which I don't know as dh does all gardening but should be googleable.

BupcakesandCunting Sun 02-Oct-11 19:24:06

Thank you everyone for your suggestions smile

I'm just typing them all into the BBC plant finder now so that I can get an idea of spread etc.

I do love jasmine, btw. I am planting one under my living room window next weekend....

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