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Willie Grower04-Aug-06 04:28 PM EST 3   
Michelle. L.05-Aug-06 02:02 AM EST 5a   
Willie Grower08-Aug-06 12:29 PM EST   
Willie Grower08-Aug-06 01:20 PM EST   
Michelle. L.09-Aug-06 12:18 PM EST 5a   
29-Sep-06 04:45 PM EST 2b   
Leo27-Mar-07 10:02 AM EST   
Shirley14-Apr-07 10:30 AM EST 7   


Subject: What Vines should i Grow??
From: Willie Grower (teamlomas@shaw.ca)
Zone: 3
Date: 04-Aug-06 04:28 PM EST

Hello all, I am a new garden enthusiast (just bought a house) and I was wondering if anyone out there could help me out with selecting a vine I would like to start on my east facing fence. It's main purpose will be for privacy but I would also like it to be attractive too (of course) Most of the soil on my lot would be considered poor and dry (fast draining) I would greatly appreciate any input anyone would have out there. Also can I plant it right now, this fall or should I wait until next spring?? Thanks!


Subject: RE: What Vines should i Grow??
From: Michelle. L.
Zone: 5a
Date: 05-Aug-06 02:02 AM EST

For privacy and a fast growing vine good for your zone, you could plant a Virginia Creeper Ivy.. it turns a beautiful red in the fall. the amount of red seems to depend on how much sun it receives.. and you could interplant some clematis on it..also a honeysuckle would be great.. Goldflame is a good one and blooms all season for me right through till late October most years. I would plant my honeysuckle and clematis in the spring but if you go with the ivy, you cold plant that anytime, now, fall or spring.


Subject: RE: What Vines should i Grow??
From: Willie Grower (teamlomas@shaw.ca)
Zone:
Date: 08-Aug-06 12:29 PM EST

Thanks alot Michelle, that is exactly what I planted - Virginia Creeper - We have had a few hot days here so it has wilted a bit - but I am keeping it well watered so I hope it will make it


Subject: RE: What Vines should i Grow??
From: Willie Grower (teamlomas@shaw.ca)
Zone:
Date: 08-Aug-06 01:20 PM EST

Thanks alot Michelle, that is exactly what I planted - Virginia Creeper - We have had a few hot days here so it has wilted a bit - but I am keeping it well watered so I hope it will make it


Subject: RE: What Vines should i Grow??
From: Michelle. L.
Zone: 5a
Date: 09-Aug-06 12:18 PM EST

Your Virginia Creeper vine will be fine, I planted some cuttings of mine in a different area last year to cover an old chicken coop and I although I did water to settle them in, they were droopy and then not watered at all for the rest of the summer and this year grew like mad. It seems to be quite a tough, hardy vine that survives even though neglected. LOVE that!!!


Subject: RE: What Vines should i Grow??
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Zone: 2b
Date: 29-Sep-06 04:45 PM EST

Does any one know if its ok to place ashpalt tiles around base of berry trees and shrubs to keep weeds and grass away?I would be greatful if someone could answer this for me .Thanks a bunch. sharon


Subject: RE: What Vines should i Grow??
From: Leo
Zone:
Date: 27-Mar-07 10:02 AM EST

I've never heard of ashpalt tiles, I wouldnt use them, just for the fact of leaching chemical from the tiles.

Use landscaping fabric with river stones on top or whatever other rock you prefer, this keep weeds and grass away and double as a mulch!


Subject: RE: What Vines should i Grow??
From: Shirley
Zone: 7
Date: 14-Apr-07 10:30 AM EST

Once again..I lean toward Evergreen vines that are vigorous & hardy, like evergreen clematis, & passiflora.


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