My project at the moment is to cover a rather ugly tall wall with climbers.  I have a passion flower


which I grew from seed bought when I last visited my best friend in Florida.

I have bouganvillia


And the ‘fleur rose’ (see last week’s entry) now identified as Podranea or Pink Trumpet Vine.


I also have a jasmine in there somewhere.

But there are a lot of bald pieces of wall, so I have been out there tottering on a ladder pulling, twirling, knotting string and generally knitting bits of plant around each other to try and persuade them into the gaps. 


Hopefully by next month, the string won’t show and I’ll be able to post a picture of a pretty wall!

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  1. lilianhayes

    i have a red passion flower also but is not doing too good. and i always like the look of bougainvillea and we have a lot of it near/around us but i just find them so prickly!

    1. ChristinaMaroc Post author

      Yes it certainly is, I no longer cut the tall bougainvillea hedge myself (had one too many wobbles standing on tiptoes on the top of the ladder) but when I did, I’d be scratched to pieces which only just healed up before it was time to do it again. It looks fabulous though…may do pic of thst next week. Mainly mauve with bits of red, gold and orange ones intertwined….hope your passion flower perks up.

  2. redpeffer

    I’ve just bought a teeny clematis that I am really hoping will take over a large blank fence panel. Your attempts look much further on than mine! I’m looking forward to seeing the covered wall 🙂

  3. Leanne (

    Beautiful Flowers Hunnie!…. and welldone you for growing something from a seed, im pretty useless at this gardenning thing lol 🙂 #HDYGG

  4. Jenny

    I absolutely love bougainvilla – so many memories of gorgeous holidays in the sunshine away from the UK. The passion flower looks good too – hopefully you’ll have a green wall very soon

  5. Lori

    Lovely to see the progress on your garden. It would be interesting to see the photos you sent us, so long ago when you first started, and along the way as you’ve been changing it. You’ve done lots to it!


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