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Gardeners.... want to plant a climber against my wall but only got 15cm depth before I hit rock solid bottom?

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Big bare, strange part of house front that I would like to cover with some climbers. Hubby could only dig 15cm deep then it was rock bottom. Is 15cm depth good enough for planting climbers? I c… Read More
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7m, 4w agoPosted 7 months, 4 weeks ago
Big bare, strange part of house front that I would like to cover with some climbers.

Hubby could only dig 15cm deep then it was rock bottom. Is 15cm depth good enough for planting climbers? I could do a longer wider strip of compost to make up for it, would that work?

Thanks!
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7m, 4w agoPosted 7 months, 4 weeks ago
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#1
It will stunt their growth but you can get a deep pot and then cut out the bottom to add depth?

Edited By: sowotsdis on Sep 25, 2016 22:36
#2
sowotsdis
It will stunt their growth but you can get a deep pot and then cut out the bottom to add depth?

mmm but wouldnt it look a bit silly seeing the pot at the bottom with climber growing up the wall? Not sure, but thanks for the idea!
#3
No, not really if its a nice clay pot and you're bold
I did it at the front of the house and got complimented not to say how many neighbours said how innovative it was with buulbs planted at the top and ivy falling below!

Edited By: sowotsdis on Sep 25, 2016 22:48
#4
Wouldn't be deep enough for clematis but ivy would survive
#5
wouldnt the roots just spread outwards rather than down anyway?
#6
I just wouldn't. Get a trellis planter.
banned#7
Get a pickaxe, the soil in my garden is terrible, you can't get more than 30cm deep before you're going to need a digger, pickaxe makes short work of it and you get a free workout.
#8
WonkyDoctor
Get a pickaxe, the soil in my garden is terrible, you can't get more than 30cm deep before you're going to need a digger, pickaxe makes short work of it and you get a free workout.
I wouldn't could a gas mains running under it :)
#9
psychobitchfromhell
Wouldn't be deep enough for clematis but ivy would survive


I have a clematis growing all over the side of my garage and it's rooted in less than 6 inches of earth.

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