Climbing plants

Climbers are a versatile group of plants. They can be used to cover fences, walls, trellis, arches or obelisks. Climbers are great for screening unsightly areas of the garden, brightening up bare walls and adding height to your borders.

Planting tips – All climbers will need to be trained initially. Plant climbers 30-45cm away from the base of a wall or fence so the rain can reach the roots of the plant. Make sure you have something in place to support your climber, you can use a series of horizontal or vertical wires, or a trellis attached to the wall. Tie in new shoots with soft garden twine.