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I live in southern Wisconsin as well. I think you should avoid blackberries, because they get awfully tall, usually contain very nasty thorns, and will certainly arch over a good portion of the driveway. Yes, the thorns can scratch a car. And your furry friends. Raspberries could work - they'd certainly cover the ground on both sides of the fence. I'd ...


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Since you are in USDA Zone 5a, you will need some cold-hardy vine plants. I would suggest you choose the following plants. Flowering vine: Clematis (i.e., Sweet Autumn Clematis, Sweet Summer Love Clematis, Arctic Queen Clematis, Bees Jubilee Clematis, etc) Climbing roses (i.e., America climbing rose, Aloha, Awakening, Cloud 10, Dublin Bay, Eden, Florentina, ...


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Chinese Clematis (Clematis orientalis) only wraps itself around other plants. It doesn't suck their juices. However, it can be harmful to the plants it climbs over. It will compete with them for sunlight, much like if you covered them with cloth. Where the clematis stem wraps around the other plant stem, the other stem won't be able to grow any larger, just ...


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Yeah smells great that flower! I never propagated this plant, but according to 'the web' cuttings will root easily, and putting them in just water seems successful. Good luck.


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I suspect a language problem: Blackberries (Rubus) are “mûre” in French, “mora” in Spanish and “amora” in Portuguese. -> which may easily be confused with Morus, the Genus of mulberries. But of course some prankster may have switched the labels, who knows? In any case, your plant looks indeed like a blackberry.


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I needed some siding done on the house and cut my wisteria down from sixteen feet tall to a three foot stub. It regrew to twenty feet tall in a single season. If it is a healthy vine you can be pretty hard cutting it back and it will be better for it.


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Nothing beats a grape vine from how I have seen them grow in IL and TX. You can find something to co-exist with it such and the rose and trumpet vine as suggested, but nothing will crowd it out. It is also possible to get enough growth on the cyclone fence to eventually pull it down. Grape is very sensitive to weed killer ,2,4,D, etc.


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I wouldn't describe an open wall like that as "shady" whichever way it faces. You profile says Seattle so if it is facing directly east it will get 7 hours of direct sun per day in summer which is more than enough for any rose. The frame in your picture won't support any climbing plants on its own. Maybe there were some vertical posts into the ground below ...


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Water shortage, I'd say; I, too, live in London, and only last Friday I had to run the sprinkler on the garden for an hour for some new planting because it was pretty dry. New plants need frequent and sufficient water, enough water to penetrate a rootball that goes down a good six inches below the soil - it will be some weeks before the plant puts out roots ...


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Note that black walnut (Juglans nigra) has the highest level of juglone in all its parts, so that is a significant difference between it and Juglans regia, the common walnut. This link https://extension.psu.edu/landscaping-and-gardening-around-walnuts-and-other-juglone-producing-plants has plenty of suggestions for trees and shrubs growing around Walnut, ...


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There is only one self clinging climbing plant which is evergreen in the UK, and that is Hedera and its varieties. If you choose one, you will need to block off the gaps in the fence to prevent any shoots forcing their way through. It is also likely that Hedera will 'root' into the fence. There are two other climbing plants which self cling - Hydrangea ...


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The standard advice when potting plants into larger containers is almost always to move up by one pot size. There are, though, exceptions, and Campsis is one of them, primarily because, planted in spring, they grow rapidly and once it clings to a support, its then impossible to provide a larger pot later on. This plant should really be planted into at least ...


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The biggest problem is being able to plant it close enough to your trees so that it can climb up them. Where you are this plant is only an annual, as it is in the UK, and reaches about 2.5 metres in a good year, but you can't plant too close to the roots of the trees because it will likely be deprived of both water and nutrients, you'd need to plant at ...


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Don't follow the advice to "cut it down in the spring" if you want flowers! There are three different groups of clematis, which flower at different times of the year and need pruning in different ways. That pruning method is WRONG for the one that you have. All clematis will grow and flower happily with no pruning at all, but that will result in a "top ...


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Choosing a rose is somewhat more complicated than simply choosing it for the flower colour. Roses are also not particularly easy care plants - they require deadheading, spraying against pests and diseases, and pruning properly once a year. Most roses prefer as much sun as possible, but there are varieties which do quite well with much less sun on north or ...


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In short, no. If you only planted it in May this year, it isn't surprising you've not yet seen any flowers. I would not recommend pruning it - Clematis montana varieties are only pruned immediately after flowering if they have become very overgrown or spread too far after a few years. They do not need pruning in order to encourage flowering and are ...


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I'm not entirely sure what the problem is, but would offer the same solution - stop feeding and increase watering. The symptoms on the leaves don't fit any of the usual problems a clematis might suffer, so it's probaby environmental, i.e, the growing conditions. If it gets a lot worse or other symptoms appear, please post again.


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Depends on which clematis variety. On the assumption the Clematis is a smaller cultivar, or one that needs pruning back to 9 inches in winter, and you want it to climb up the rose, plant as close as 6-9 inches away from the rose roots - easier to plant both at the same time, putting the rose in first, then the clematis, so you don't accidentally damage the ...


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Concrete tends to cause soil to become base over time (as opposed to acid). This will act like a mild form of adding a lime soil additive. Concrete is chemically the same as limestone (limestone and the cement in concrete are both calcium carbonate). In fact, burying small broken chunks of concrete acts as a poor man's way of lowering PH in your soil. ...


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While I can't offer any other suggestions for alternatives - from my experience with Clematis I would caution against it in this situation. Clematis enjoys a warmer position, not suited to full or part shade. It requires protection from frost. In relation to your other questions with climbers: No you usually will not have to overly train a climber, it ...


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There are 3 I'd recommend; an evergreen would be Clematis armandii, white flowers, tough tough plant and fragrant, wow fragrant. Another would be Akebia quinata; mine in zone 5 was evergreen. Akebia quinata Yummy to walk beneath if that is possible, such as a gate. Profuse yet dainty purple flowers. The third is a perennial that will grow 25 to 35 feet ...


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