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Wend I need to pick your brains

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SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 20 Sep 2013 21:30

it's a weed here, we're always trying to pull it out of our garden ............. it was planted by owners before we bought the house in 1972 :-0



Also ................ the seeds of many species are hallucinogenic .......................... are your dogs likely to chomp on anything found on the ground in the garden?????

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 20 Sep 2013 07:39

DON'T plant a Morning Glory!!!!!!!!!!

It will eventually strangle everything else in the garden.

It's considered a weed here....... our neighbour has one, and we're constantly cutting it back because it creeps over the fence.

:-(

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 20 Sep 2013 07:28

Hibiscus aren't climbers but I love them, there are so many colours and double or single flowered ones. How about growing some beans as well, you could play Jack and the Beanstalk if they go too mad lol

I think I remember Morning Glory in Kefalonia, really intense blue flowers like our pale Ladies Petticoats you see growing wild.

Have fun Uzzi, choosing your plants.

Lizxx

wisechild

wisechild Report 20 Sep 2013 07:04

How about plumbago?
It has intense blue flowers for about 5 months in the summer & grows incredibly fast.
Mine was about a foot tall when I bought it 4 years ago & is now about 12 ft & has completely taken over a grotty corner of our patio & looks spectacular.
Also have honeysuckle, jasmine & ivy as our patio has 3 15 foot walls. The bourganvillia has a wall to itself & the cat has learned to stay clear of it. In fact I´ve just bought a new white one which is waiting to be planted,
The clematis died. Think the summer was just too hot for it, although it did manage to flower before it expired.
Good luck.
Marion

UzziInSunshine

UzziInSunshine Report 19 Sep 2013 23:48

So many ideas, Thank you everybody,

George Avenue Marques de Rozalejo is the next road along from us so yes I know where it is :-D

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 19 Sep 2013 22:51

or an apricot tree ............... same thing, train it on a trellis (espalier)

You can even buy peach or apricot trees that have more than one variety grafted on to the trunk.

Andysmum

Andysmum Report 19 Sep 2013 22:28

How about a peach tree? It would love the sun, has lots of blossom and fruit as well. You can train it along the trellis to stop it going over the top into next door!!

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 19 Sep 2013 22:07

Clematis would probably be ok if you could keep the roots cool under say gravel and pebbles

Wend

Wend Report 19 Sep 2013 21:41

Ah, well Uzzi - you would get wasps on a grapevine when the fruit is ripe.

Don't worry about it, Uzzi, just give your bushes a light trim now and then - it's easy peasy if you keep on top of them - well, I find it so anyway :-D

George

George Report 19 Sep 2013 21:30

Hi Uzzi,

The old boy has Jasmine and clematis growing at his place, they seem to be doing really well., got them in huge pots.
He's just off Avenue Marques de Rozalejo if you know where that is, think its near you.

George :-)

UzziInSunshine

UzziInSunshine Report 19 Sep 2013 21:20

Wend we had both bees and wasps at the last place because we had a grape vine, I don't have a problem with them although I am allergic to wasp stings but Mini will insist on chewing on anything that flies, :-0.

AnnC will check out your suggestions, I know all are good but I do have to becareful because the wall I am putting them on is a party wall and there fore I have to trim

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 19 Sep 2013 21:16

I have Winter Jasmine (yellow + unscented) & Summer Jasmine ( white + scented) growing on the same trellis.



AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 19 Sep 2013 21:12

Wisteria, clematis, jasmine

Sharron

Sharron Report 19 Sep 2013 21:12

I'm pretty ambivalent to wasps.

They don't particularly want to sting me, they just want to get on with their wasping duties.

Wend

Wend Report 19 Sep 2013 21:10

They would have been bees Uzzi, not wasps surely :-0

DIZZI

DIZZI Report 19 Sep 2013 21:09

UZZI
JUST LOOK AROUND THE SMALL VILLIAGES AND SEE
WHAT GROWS THERE,
IN PORTUGAL EVERYWHERE HAD MORNING GLORY
EVERYWHERE,,,,,,,,,,,MEMORIES OF THE 60's & 70's
AND ITS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL FLOWER.

UzziInSunshine

UzziInSunshine Report 19 Sep 2013 21:08

Sharron last place I lived in the Passion flower took over and although it is pretty I didn't like the wasps. It is something that I will have to curb the growth on.

Wend

Wend Report 19 Sep 2013 21:07

OK thanks.

UzziInSunshine

UzziInSunshine Report 19 Sep 2013 21:06

A lot of plants may be toxic to mutts ..I have put the painters palate in the top of the loo , nicely tucked in the corner as it doesn't like that much sunshine, not sure what to put in the bowl as yet. Will check the Morning Glory out. (not for the loo )

Will take photos soon so you can see what I want

Sharron

Sharron Report 19 Sep 2013 21:00

The way my passion flower is going it will probably be on your trellis soon anyway.

It seems to be hell bent on engulfing the world.