Re: [gardeners] Fence, or something?

David G. Smith (
Fri, 19 Mar 1999 19:40:15 -0500

It doesn't get a whole lot of sun.  Japanese honeysuckle grows on it, as
much as I let it, but I don't think it would ever make a screen.  We're
officially zone 6, average 0 - 10F.  I would say it's pretty rare that it
gets under 10, it didn't this winter or last, but did the year before.  The
soil is pretty clay-ey down where the fence is.  Trumpet creeper isn't a
bad weed here.  Would any of those things make a screen in winter?  I split
firewood right next to that fence, too.


At 01:13 PM 3/19/99 -0800, you wrote:
>On Fri, 19 Mar 1999, David G Smith wrote:
>> I wonder if anyone has a suggestion for me.  We have 60 feet of chain-link
>You might think about shadecloth or such for a short term solution --
>Campsis radicans, trumpet creeper, might do it for a fence cover in the
>long term IF it gets a modicum of sun and isn't a pestilential weed in
>your area.  How about Parthenocissus, virginia creeper?  Or one of the
>Loniceras (honeysuckle) or Hydrangea petiolaris (climbing hydrangea)
>of Clematis paniculata (sweet autumn clematis)?  How cold are your winters
>and what's your soil like?