Climbing plants are ideal for covering fences, walls or pergolas. When you've crammed every inch of space on the ground with plants, the only way is up. Climbers take up little space in a small garden, but you still have a lot of green. Then choose, for example, for evergreen climbers.
The best location for a climber
Most climbers are exuberant bloomers, so they like to be in the sun. Climbers come in many colors, they can give a fence or wall a cheerful look. It is nice to combine an early flowering climber (or an evergreen) with a climbing Rose. These climbers have different flowering times so you can enjoy beautiful flowers for a long time. The supply for climbing plants in the shade is a lot smaller. The best choice is probably the climbing Hydrangea.
There are a lot of different climbers. One of the most popular are Clematis Avalanche, Trachelospermum especially Pink Showers and Clematis alpina.
All climbers like to grow in varying shade to full sun, only their roots must be shaded. After all, they are forest edge plants. Therefore, plant low plants around their feet and plant in humus-rich, well-drained soil. Provide a climbing support that they can hold on with their tentacles.
Pruning Clematis depends on the flowering time. Early flowers may be pruned after flowering, summer and late bloomers in early spring (March). Do not let the soil in which they grow dry out. When planting, give a good, organic basic fertilisation and repeat this every spring.
Looking for a climber in your garden? Please ask any colleague in our Frosts Garden Centres for more information. Our garden centres are located in Woburn Sands, Willington, Millets Farm and Brampton. We hope to see you soon!