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« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2007, 22:32 »
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self climbing thingy (no trellis etc needed) and it has to be nice to my house(non destroying)

These two requirements are somewhat mutually exclusive.  Anything which can climb by itself will tend to damage mortar.

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« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2007, 22:33 »
What colour is the stone on your house?

Also bear in mind that high climbers can encourage vermin to shin up it and get into your roof space.

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« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2007, 22:42 »
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Quote from: "slinky"
self climbing thingy (no trellis etc needed) and it has to be nice to my house(non destroying)

These two requirements are somewhat mutually exclusive.  Anything which can climb by itself will tend to damage mortar.


WG is right yet again,The only difference is some plants will damage very quickly others take a little longer :?
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2007, 13:13 »
my house is just reddish coloured bricks

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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2007, 13:18 »
Best I can suggest would be to drill a few holes, insert a masonary-style rawl plug thingy & stretch wires between them.  Plenty of house-safe climbers would work with that, e.g. honeysuckle which is a personal favourite of mine.

Hint: make a fan-shape with one at the bottom & 4 or more at the top.

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« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2007, 13:19 »
I'd go for a nicely scented white rose, supported up to about 8ft, and then window boxes with white/cream flowers, and maybe a bit of trailing greenery.

lawrence L-B eat your heart out.

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« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2007, 17:08 »
Pyracantha can be trained to go up a house wall.  Although slow growing, its evergreen and berries of striking different colours are borne in late summer/autumn (unless the sparrows nick em!).  It's also very thorny and will put buglers off climbing up to your windows :wink:
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« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2007, 07:43 »
i love roses and honeysuckle.will have to get him indoors to get on his ladder and get some wires up.!!!!

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« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2007, 16:55 »
Is Russian Vine the same as 'Mile a minute'?
I had to cut mine down when it took over everything and still didn't look like stopping :?

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« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2007, 23:45 »
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Is Russian Vine the same as 'Mile a minute'?
Yes

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« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2007, 14:43 »
Planting along a fence is almost guaranteed to make you loose favour with your neighbours since it will grow up and over the fence and down the other side.

And yes it does have nice flowers, but a shame you won't be able to see any others in your garden as it smothers them.

Every plant has its place and as far as I am concerned for a Russian vine its place is the bonfire except in the largest of gardens/parklands.
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« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2007, 10:40 »
Slinky - please don't go there. Our neighbour has one and we don't talk much now!!!

They're called vine eyes WG - but not for Russians.

I did a posting about this somewhere but don't know how to direct people elsewhere.

Also still working on getting some pics posted. Will do this when the greenhouse is finished with a bit of luck.
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« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2007, 10:52 »
It was called 'This is Naughty so Don't tell anybody...' in Grow your Own, if this helps!

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« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2007, 14:37 »
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It was called 'This is Naughty so Don't tell anybody...' in Grow your Own, if this helps!

http://www.chat.allotment-garden.org/viewtopic.php?t=5970

I can see that I am going to have to write up a set of instructions for getting the best out of the Search button.

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« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2007, 14:42 »
Come on - I just learned to post piccies today - one thing at a time perlease!!!



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