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Total novice- what would be best to try to grow up a garage wall?

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desertbaby Sun 26-May-13 02:27:32

We need something annual, and perhaps something that looks good all year round (is there such a plant?)

There's a decent size of space for planting and we've got new soil for it.

Thanks for any help!

Beaverfeaver Sun 26-May-13 09:47:46

Ceanothus or climbing hydrange would be my choices

LadyMud Sun 26-May-13 10:21:49

A few questions first, desertbaby . . .

Which part of the UK do you live in? And how much sun shines on this wall (am, pm, all day)?

Do you want something free-standing (a shrub), or something that will cling to the wall (a climber)?

Are you looking for just one plant, or maybe two or three?

SanityClause Sun 26-May-13 10:24:02

What about espaliered fruit trees?

LadyMud Sun 26-May-13 10:27:50

A quick-fix for this year would be to buy a pot of young sweetpeas from a garden centre. I bought some at 10-15cm for covering our garage wall.

However, you will need to fix some vine eyes and wires to the wall to support the sweetpeas.

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