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I am growing this passion fruit vine to shade out my chicken yard, It gets very hot here during the day and birds well take any shade they can get.

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  • Gardeninggirl1107

    That's just plain awesome! Love the passion fruit, how will you harvest the fruit in the middle of the roof? Will it attract rats? Hope not….bet your chickens love the relief from the heat.

  • bangalorebobbel

    yes for us it is important to combine always different plants to have always green and flowers.
    it takes time to get a good result since some plants don't combine with others, or they don't like the place, but finally one has a nice jungle which gives continuously home and food to many species of insects, birds, small mammals, lizards and snakes.
    Also one third of the house roof is carrying Bougainvillea plus creepers, giving nice shadow and even a kind of pavillon watch?v=gM-YL8JCo1M

  • Elyse Joseph

    I don't think these would grow too well around here, but I have a friend that have a passion fruit and take it inside every year…It's about 3 ft high LOL But it's OK we have other kind of climber we can grow 🙂

  • Joe Serrano

    Wow, this is a win win situation, for our Mother the Earth, for the critters who are our neighbors and for your family and you, fresh fruit on the vine, shade, a beautiful "living" green roof instead of the usual tin or tile roof,…i had thought of doin' something similar but with chayotes(chokos),…thumbs up lifeinthailand!! =)

  • bangalorebobbel

    what awesome – first You have fantastique flowers and then the fruits, and always shadow – You are really a lucky man!
    We tried also passion fruit but it didn't grow at all in our place. Now our garage roof is covered with some creepers, wild jasmin / queen of the night, bougainvillea, and I don't know what else … and so many insects and birds and squirrels and what else animals 😉 enjoy it a lot!

  • crizzey100

    LOL You think you seen snakes before ! They love that type of environment ! They can stay warm and sun and eat all the birds that fly in ! My friend had Grape vines on her roof and you could set there and watch them going up and down the vines Like a Highway ! You better go get some diapers your going to need them LOL 1