6 easy climbing plants

Take your garden to a higher dimension by filling your walls with foliage and colour

We all want to make the most of our gardens and that means covering everywhere you can with beautiful colour and foliage. Climbing plants are perfect for adding a whole new element to your garden with height that can create an intimate and romantic atmosphere without closing your garden in. They can help disguise less attractive spots and are also ideal for small spaces as they grow up! Take a look at our six favourite climbers to transform your garden.

1. Ivy

This common climbing plant can seem rather dark and dated, but there are many varieties in golden and lime green tones that can really freshen up a space. Plus the bonus with ivy is that there are very few places it will not grow. Be sure to keep it well trained by cutting back regularly or it can get out of hand and regularly remove older leaves to let young healthy ones through. Do not let ivy grow under roof tiles or into gutters.

2. Jasmine

This pretty, dainty climber produces an abundance of sweet-scented white flowers from mid summer to autumn. It looks particularly lovely trained to a freestanding support in beds among over plants.

3. Wisteria

This is a vigorous climber known for its beautiful cascades of perfumed flowers. The stems are twisted and wooded so will need to be supported by nails. They love the sun and flower in the spring.

4. Honey suckle

This sweet-scented woodland favourite will grow fast and attract lots of pretty wildlife. It can easily be combined with other climbers such as roses or clematis. There are different colours available from white to dark orange. They prefer their roots to be in a cool, damp shade.

5. Clematis

These beautiful plants have become very popular, as their beautiful bell flowers come in almost every colour. They are easy to grow and take up little space.

6. Climbing rose

Last but certainly not least, roses are probably the most romantic of all the climbing plants, with a beautiful display of flowers that will stay in bloom for months at a time.

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Climbing plants are perfect for giving country gardens that intimate, picturesque look. Which is your favourite?

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