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Climbing Plants

Did you know that average garden sizes are getting smaller? But there is one group of plants that benefits from smaller gardens; climbing plants and creeper plants.

The one thing that all garden designers do when planning small garden schemes is to travel upwards. Boundary fences, building walls, archways, pergolas, arbours, obelisks — they can all feature in small gardens and provide an opportunity for plants "on the vertical".

Climbing plants can frame windows with flowers to fill the house with scent and they can mask a stark boundary wall with colour and fragrance. By using different climbers together or combining them with shrubs, gardeners can compose planting schemes that will offer constantly changing pictures throughout the year; all this while taking up minimal ground space.

For best results choose climbing plants that flower at different times. This will offer the longest display. However, combining plants with flowering seasons that overlap with each other often provides the greater interest. Combining different climbers - roses and clematis is the classic combination - gives a long season of interest. Another classic example of this is to try growing climbers through other plants For example, an old apple tree can become a living support for a climbing rose.

Climbing plants use a variety of methods to cling on and ascend. Some have twining leaf stalks that wind around supports or other plants, others have aerial roots that can burrow into brick and mortar while others still have tendrils, adhesive pads or thorns to haul themselves upwards. Click here for guide on growing climbers by coastal conditions.

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Ali Baba AGM Climbing Rose

Ali Baba AGM Climbing Rose

Award-winning Ali Baba has flowers of a unique blend of peach, salmon and red with a fruit..

£9.99

Aloha Climbing Rose

Aloha Climbing Rose

A sumptuous award-winning climbing rose with a great fragrance and glossy healthy foliage...

£9.99

Arthur Bell Climbing Rose

Arthur Bell Climbing Rose

A very fragrant golden-yellow climber that will grow in sun and also in dappled shade and ..

£9.99

Clematis Dr Ruppel

Clematis Dr Ruppel

A large flowered clematis with showy pink flowers with a vibrant carmine stripe in May and..

£9.99

Clematis Hagley Hybrid

Clematis Hagley Hybrid

A large flowered clematis with abundant satin pink flowers in June and September. A fast g..

£9.99

Clematis Montana Elizabeth

Clematis Montana Elizabeth

Clematis Montana Elizabeth is probably the most popular 'Spring' Clematis variety and offe..

£9.99

Clematis Montana Marjorie

Clematis Montana Marjorie

Pretty pink semi-double flowers in May and June. Blooms develop an attractive green tint i..

£9.99

Clematis Montana Mayleen

Clematis Montana Mayleen

The satin pink flowers of this clematis plant are gently scented. Clematis Montana Mayleen..

£9.99

Clematis Montana Rubens

Clematis Montana Rubens

The hugely popular clematis 'Montana Rubens' has pretty rose pink flowers with a gentle sc..

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Golden Showers Climbing Rose

Golden Showers Climbing Rose

An easily managed climber with large golden yellow blooms and a sweet fragrance, ideal for..

£9.99

Handel Climbing Rose

Handel Climbing Rose

A stunning award winning climber that has exquisite flowers of a silvery white with pink a..

£9.99

Jasmine Fiona Sunrise

Jasmine Fiona Sunrise

Jasminium officinale 'Fiona Sunrise' A golden leaf variety of jasmine with heavily sc..

£9.99

Leaping Salmon Climbing Rose

Leaping Salmon Climbing Rose

A most attractive climber with fragrant salmon-pink blooms all summer and an upright natur..

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Maigold Climbing Rose

Maigold Climbing Rose

Maigold produces clusters of semi-double scented bronze yellow and highly scented flowers ..

£9.99

Masquerade Climbing Rose

Masquerade Climbing Rose

An unusual rose that carries blooms of 3 different colours at the same time and makes a st..

£9.99

Penny Lane Climbing Rose

Penny Lane Climbing Rose

A very attractive rose with large ruffled blooms of soft apricot/champagne blush all summe..

£9.99

Perpetually Yours Climbing Rose

Perpetually Yours Climbing Rose

A vigorous and quick to grow rose with beautiful clusters of fragrant blooms.Position ..

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Red New Dawn climbing rose

Red New Dawn climbing rose

A crimson red version of the popular pink blushed New Dawn.Position - Full sunSoil&nb..

£9.99

Summertime Patio Climbing Rose

Summertime Patio Climbing Rose

An award-winning smaller climber with many-petalled lemony yellow blooms all summer. Fragr..

£9.99

Zéphirine Drouhin Climbing Rose

Zéphirine Drouhin Climbing Rose

A famous old rose, very fragrant, repeat flowering with masses of deep pink, cup-shaped fl..

£9.99

Clematis armandii Snowdrift

Clematis armandii Snowdrift

Evergreen ClematisLarge dark green glossy leaves are bronze when young. The simple white f..

£20.99

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