Looking for suggestions for a vine that is darker green to cover a chain link fence.
must not be invasive and grow in clumps.
needs to tolerate hot dry conditions in summer and frost in winter.
also like full sun and shade
consider a potato vine or jazmine or a combination including deciduous Virginia creeper or Boston Ivy that gives great coverage with gorgeous Autumn colour but make sure that you prepare the ground well, include a watering system and dig a trench, rather than individual holes for planting and don't scimp on number of plants if you want fast coverage
Fabulous advice oklouise.
How to block out view of next door.
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Planting for my long driveway
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is the Jazmine suited to the harsh Australian Climate.
99% of it would be in full sun allday. will it cope?
does it attract mosquitos?
with severe frosts and hot dry winters our Potato Vines and Jazmine have been very happy but anything that grows quickly has potential to be invasive and mosquitoes are attracted to stagnant pools of water and warm bodies but you'll find numerous suggestions for plants and avoiding mozzies on line..and another quick way to screen a chain link fence is to attach some Shade cloth..black is the best colour and it's available by the metre at most hardware stores and will provide some privacy and shelter the plants from wind and sun
Potato vine (solanum jasminoides’ is the fastest and most prolific flowering vine I have ever planted, as oklouise suggested mosquitoes 🦟 love water, so don’t leave any bowls of water close to where you sit, or invest in a solar floating fountain to keep water moving to deter the mozzies .
Thanks is that a potato vine you have included
Yes it is .
I would plant Star Jasmine very low maintenance and easy to prune. I have it on a boundary fence and I prune it once a year and it looks lush and tidy. I live in a rural area with upwards sometimes of 35 degrees, droughts, frosts and rain. I never need to water it at all.
thankyou. would you be free to share a picture of it :)