Advice for scented cover

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Advice for scented cover
« on: July 13, 2009, 08:23 »
Hi,
   I'm looking at what sort of scented climers to use for my shed to cover it and to put along my fence. There's a few that sound good, Hydrangea, Honeysuckly and Jasmine but they're so many different types I'm not sure which one to get. The shed is 13' x 10' and the fence is a normal picket type with a run of about 60'. I would like to plant the best scented types with the longest run of flowers, any advice please?

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Debz

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Re: Advice for scented cover
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009, 09:25 »
Honeysuckle "Belgica" is one of my favourites as it is very highly scented. 

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Re: Advice for scented cover
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009, 09:46 »
be wary of jasmine, we had a white variety that sent runners everywhere
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BobandJack

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Re: Advice for scented cover
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2009, 07:59 »
If you're thinking of Hydrangea do you mean climbing hydrangea?  If so be careful if you're putting it over a shed as it's very vigorous & you might lose the shed under it  :) Montana clematis are nice with a nice scent but again vigorous, I have a couple in pots which checks their growth.  Lots of different scented honeysuckles about, if you plant them properly you should have one in flower all through the season.

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Re: Advice for scented cover
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2009, 15:34 »
My favourite scented climber  is  trachyspermum jasminoides (star jasmin) evergreen - takes pruning, longlasting flowers - they last here for over a month. Nothing seems to eat it or fester on it and it makes great wildlife cover. Takes a year or so to get established but worth the wait.

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Re: Advice for scented cover
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009, 10:46 »
Or could use a rambling rose.  Can't beat them for scent.
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Re: Advice for scented cover
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2009, 19:43 »
Good evening Qwerty and welcome to the site. For scent you cannot beat Lonicera periclymenum, which includes the variety Belgica.

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Re: Advice for scented cover
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2009, 20:15 »
Do you have a preference over evergreen, deciduous? That might narrow your choices down :)

With that big an area why don't you plant a mix, that way you get a longer flowering/scent season :)



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