Top 5 Climbing Plants for Fences and Trellis
If you have always had the feeling that your fences and trellis seem a little plain and pale, you should know there is an easy solution - climbing plants. They make a great addition as the support of the structure serves as their growing medium. Before you know it, you can have beautifully entwined climbers in your garden.
Caring for climbing plants often doesn’t differ that much from the regular garden care you practice. However, you should provide adequate pruning in order to encourage your plants to grow quicker. If you are no gardening expert and you don’t know what plants to include in your garden, here are few suggestions:
- ‘Penny Lane’ rose - if you are into growing beautiful roses, you should choose this one. Among the many benefits of it are its disease resistance and compact size. Even if your gardening efforts are confined within a small space, this rose will still do well and provide beautiful champagne-coloured buds.
- ‘Brant’ grapevine - this ornamental variety of the grapevine can instantly make your garden feel warmer. Its leaves turn into beautiful scarlet and bronze in the autumn. This plant in particular is a vigorous grower, but you can easily keep it in check by pruning before the winter season ends.
- Serotina honeysuckles - if great fragrance is what you are after, then this plant is the one to go for. It grows purple-red flowers all the way from midsummer till the autumn frosts. It grows well in shady areas too.
- Clematis viticella - if you are still new to growing plants and you don’t think your garden care efforts are sufficient, you can go with the viticella type of clematis. It is an easy-going variety, which develops nodding blooms from midsummer through early autumn. Pruning is required in late winter/early spring, or else the plant can grow over 10ft in height.
- ‘Green ripple’ Hedera helix - ivy with beautiful leaves and a vivid dark-green colour. It is recommended that you deal with ivies only if you have some gardening experience, as they can grow out of hand. If such a problem arises, you will have to hack it in spring.
All of these plants make for a good choice of climbers. Remember, even though many of those can grow well on their own, they still require some care.