Climbing plants

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BarbaraB

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Climbing plants
« on: November 14, 2018, 16:11 »
I live in Mid Wales in an exposed, windy, cold area. I have just had some Lailandi cut down and am left with 3 foot tree stumps. I do not want to cut them down any more but plant climbing plants to make a feature of them. Has anyone any ideas of the best plants to use.

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Growster...

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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 20:35 »
Welcome Barbara!

How about some Clematis, perhaps on a few more rails fixed to the stumps! It loves old trees!

Luckily, you also have some 'shelves' on two stumps, where you can easily pop in a couple of flowering pots next year until everything gets going!

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Re: Climbing plants
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 14:51 »
Thanks for your response. I didn't think that clemitis would tolerate high winds and frosts.We are very exosed.
I am looking forward to talking to people on the forum

Barbara

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mrs bouquet

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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 15:43 »
Hi BarbaraB,  What a beautiful outlook you have.  I can imagine why you cut the conifer down  :D
Just an idea, instead of growing a climber, could you create a small sort of wild area, with some bluebells and primroses, and enjoy the wildlife that will come to you.  I only suggest this, because I live on the very top of the South Downs and climbers ain't easy  :nowink:As somebody has already suggested, you could have some natural pots, planted with splashes of colour when the spring ones die back.  As I say, just an idea.  :lol: regards, Mrs Bouquet
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BarbaraB

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Re: Climbing plants
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2018, 16:04 »
Hello Mrs Bouquet

Thanks for your response. We cut down the Lailandi as they were threatening to blow down on to our bungalow. Also they did block out a great deal of the light. We have left a couple so that they protect the building. However I have purchased some broad leaf tree to replace the Lailandi and I plan to make a wild life area with guess what - bluebells, snowdrops etc. The tree stumps are on the old boundary of the garden which I have now extended into the field. (I keep nicking more and more garden from the field much to my husbands dislike)

Barbara
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mrs bouquet

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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2018, 19:05 »
Excellent  :lol:  Mrs Bouquet



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