I need ideas for a fast growing, trellis climbing, flowering plant...

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by redhen, May 29, 2012.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    We have a gap in between our fences on our property border that i'm looking to close up using a trellis and a flowering, climbing plant of some type..
    Any ideas?
    I love my neighbors,.. but sometimes i dont want to look at them.. :lol:
  2. DeannaOR

    DeannaOR Songster

    Apr 19, 2012
    Colton, Oregon
    Do you want it to be in foliage all the time?

    I loved my climbing Hydrangea vine, and I planted a Clematis with it..the two were beautiful together. Akebia vnes grow very fast, have fragrant flowers and interesting fruits.
  3. chickenandglass

    chickenandglass Hatching

    May 28, 2012
    I was thinking about growing some sort of vine up and on top of my run. Can chickens eat these? Also thought about transplanting grapes... as i have lots of them.
  4. Morning glories
  5. mandelyn

    mandelyn Crowing

    Aug 30, 2009
    Mt Repose, OH
    My Coop
    Most of it is going to be toxic to chickens. Grapes are cool growing over the run, but can get heavy.

    We just put in Chinese Wisteria... I heard it grows like crazy. It does, has grown a foot since it's been in the ground! Because it has a woody stalk, it will split wood and destroy lattice... we're hoping maybe it'll take the shape of the archway and we can pull the wood out. Or something.

    Morning Glory grows like crazy too. Clematis is nice as well.

    Most anything fast-growing you put in could be or is invasive. What's the one that gets the orange trumpet shaped blossoms that hummingbirds love? My dad has some of that and it has shoots coming up out of the yard 30 feet away!

    Have you given any thought to Bamboo? The evergreen screening type, it makes it's own fence. I keep seeing it listed on craigslist. The one species I'm seeing gets 30 ft tall!
  6. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    You are thinking of trumpet vine- I have several of those around my yard. Beautiful- grows like crazy, the second year. The first year in, it doesnt do too much.

    Honeysuckle is another good one to use. I have that planted with trumpet vine.
  7. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    Maybe some hops? Corn is fast growing. I have some that get 15 feet tall. I plant it in spots to block out views. I also put in corkscrew willow that grows in quite fast in one or 2 seasons.
  8. I think she is looking for something that will be a block year round and something like grapes wont do that.
  9. jrsckn

    jrsckn Chirping

    Apr 10, 2012
    Snap peas, green beans and sunflowers are fast growers and provide food but they need to be replanted every year.

    I HATE trumpet vines. We bought our house last winter and the pervious owners planted them at the foundation and we've been battling them for over a year now. They won't die, kill the other plants, grow under the siding and are causing issues with the old rock and mortar foundation. Can't dig them out because the roots go on forever. I plan on transplanting everything else, digging out as much as I can,pouring boiling water on it, treating with roundup, making the soil acidic with vinegar, then covering it with plastic for at least a year. That covers every way to eliminate it that I have read, hopefully it works lol.
  10. Tom Sturdivant

    Tom Sturdivant Chirping

    Dec 27, 2011
    I would rule out bamboo. I planted it and it went so far into my neighbors zoysa grass yard that i've had to go over to cut it. Just cut all of mine and poisened it.

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