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Recommend a quick climbing hardy one that stays grown or grows again itself please

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JazzAnnNonMouse Sat 29-Mar-14 19:04:29

I have an ugly arch and I need a pretty climber to cover it and grow fast (because I'm impartient!) that will stay looking nice and won't need regrowikg every year will just do itself

Needing pruning is fine but I would like it to cover the arch for as long as possible
Flowers are a must
Smell would be nice

Primafacie Sat 29-Mar-14 19:47:35

Passion flower, honeysuckle, clematis?

Blondieminx Sat 29-Mar-14 19:50:47

Climbing rose? I have "nightlight" from here next to my front door on some trellis and it Gris very quickly, lovely scent too smile

JazzAnnNonMouse Sun 30-Mar-14 08:37:41

Thank you- just googled some of these, there are hundreds to choose from and they all look like different plants
I'm out of my depth!

Blondieminx Sun 30-Mar-14 09:16:13

Well, you could order a clematis and a rose for it and that's give you maximum coverage through the year?

Roses will need pruning in the autumn and clematis needs pruning just after valentines day. Then add fertiliser for good growth and flowers smile

FunkyBoldRibena Sun 30-Mar-14 09:19:15

Akebia quinata - Chocolate Vine.

JazzAnnNonMouse Sun 30-Mar-14 09:55:09

Both together? Do they get tangled up do you put one each side so 2 clematis and 2 roses or will one plant grow over an arch so should I plant a rose one side and a clematis the other or should both be on one side?
Can I do both at once or does one need to grow first?
I have no idea what I'm doing grin

Blondieminx Sun 30-Mar-14 10:02:13

Depends on how wide the arch is tbh!

I would plant a rose on one side and clematis on the other. Dig a nice deep hole for each, add compost and a small amount of fertiliser, shove plants in and top up with compost and water very well. Spend 5 mins twice a week tying the shoots into the arch where you want them. Yes you can plant both now smile

Blondieminx Sun 30-Mar-14 10:02:53

Hopefully at the top of the arch they will make a lovely flowery tangle smile

JazzAnnNonMouse Sun 30-Mar-14 10:09:31

So one side will be a rose and the other side will be a clematis? Will they grow down the other side?

RoganJosh Fri 04-Apr-14 10:45:07

Some clematis are evergreen (or semi evergreen). That would limit your choice too!

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