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Offline Jody

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What would be the best climber to choose?
« on: March 17, 2010, 20:01:08 PM »
I am hoping that you gardener freakazoids could help me with ideas on what climber would be best to use in this situation. ???
Blastmancer ???

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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2010, 21:06:15 PM »
Hmmm, freakazoids huh :mmm:  Well Jody, that would depend on what you want, Jasmine would stay green and fill the house with awesome fragrance in spring, you would just need to trim it to keep it looking neat. 
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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2010, 21:27:41 PM »
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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2010, 22:06:07 PM »
Yeah, I agree with Michael. But try the showier ones like P.alata or P.coccinea they really have beautiful flowers and I`ve found them easy to raise from seed.

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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2010, 23:13:15 PM »
  :mmm: What are you hoping to achieve Jody ?

Are these propsed climbers going to live in a pot or ground?

Ground floor or upper level ???

What aspect is this area ???
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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2010, 07:42:13 AM »
Hey abby they will most probably live in pots, although this is the ground floor and I could plant them in the ground if I wanted to.

The reason I want a climber up there is because it looks so naked in its current state.

Oh Abby I stay in Stranfontein.
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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2010, 09:24:37 AM »
Michael, will granadilla need extra support, how many should i plant and when will be the best time to plant them?
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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2010, 10:59:06 AM »
Hey abby they will most probably live in pots, although this is the ground floor and I could plant them in the ground if I wanted to.

The reason I want a climber up there is because it looks so naked in its current state.

Oh Abby I stay in Stranfontein.
I must asume that Michael and others would be familiar with your climate and that it would be tropical as Passion fruit does not tolerate frost.

Forget about the pots for Passion Fruit vines, if that is what you are going to grow. The number will depend on the area of your structure

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Perhaps you could fill your pots up with Mandarine or Blueberry Plants or even grow some vegies.
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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2010, 11:30:46 AM »
I love wysteria.

When I was chatting to Barry at shidava daylilies he mentioned that he has collected twelve million varieties.....Or maybe it was less, but certainly over a hundred.

Who would have known there was such a thing as a wysteria collection!!!

I am well impressed.

But back to the point. My vote goes to wysteria.

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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2010, 12:07:22 PM »
I'd go with fruit. Grenadilla or a grapevine.
If you want flowers, there are lots that will fit the bill. Mandevilla, clematis, jasmine, wisteria, golden shower, and there's one with a pink flower whose name escapes my mind.
Avoid ivy type things with suckers. They ruin your wall, as I've learnt the hard way.

Oh, for something less permanent you could try morning glory or black-eyed Susan. They climb like mad but I think they're annuals? Easy to get rid of if you change your mind, anyway.
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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2010, 12:11:23 PM »
Michael, will granadilla need extra support, how many should i plant and when will be the best time to plant them?
I'm glad you asked this question Jody, I bought some Passiflora incarnata seed and I want to get them going... I read somewhere - can't recall where though - if I remember, I'll post the link, that granadilla seed should be planted now - but then again, I could have dreamt it
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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2010, 12:16:44 PM »
twelve million varieties.....
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Jon - :mmm: 12,000,000??
Wisteria is lovely - but messy?? We have an old one but in a very wishy-washy colour - but I'd choose a white one.

Jody - What about a chilean jasmine or mandevilla with it's beautiful white flowers - looks stunning at night and grows reasonably quickly.  Should make a show with granadillas.

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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2010, 12:19:07 PM »
Hey -

Look at Kareen's new profile photo ;D
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Re: What would be the best climber to choose?
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2010, 12:22:25 PM »
Grenadilla will need something to hold onto until it reaches the top of the pergola. A wire "ladder" or trellis. I was advised that the plastic mesh you can buy at nurseries would not be strong enough. A colleague gave me a piece of metal mesh used to strengthen concrete. I don't know what it's called.

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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2010, 12:48:16 PM »
Hey -

Look at Kareen's new profile photo ;D

That was such a fun day Rena - we went through to Moreson Game Ranch in Vrede to play with the lion cubs, the little girl I'm holding was only 11 weeks old, but had paws nearly the size of my hand. She started sucking my finger and refused to let go - soon as I tried to take my finger out her mouth, she dug her claws in and held onto my hand.  Then her and her sister got hold of my handbag and started playing tug-o-war with it. I could have played with them all day, but my friends wanted to go have lunch  ???  I believe they have tigers and tiger cubs there now, a friend's daughters were there about a month ago, and could only view the tiger babies through a window, they weren't allowed to touch them as they were still too young. 
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