Category Archives for Climbing Plants

Pruning Roses and Climbers

In the same way that human life needs water, food and a short back and sides, plants too need food and water, and some need regular pruning, especially roses and lavender. Pruning increases a plant’s strength, growth, form and beauty. … Continue reading

19. June 2013 by admin
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CLEMATIS as a Climber

(D = deciduous leaf losing and E = evergreen) Clematis are not fussy about soil, although they prefer some mortar rubble if possible in the planting soil. Keep their roots in the shade. If planted on the north sides of … Continue reading

23. November 2012 by admin
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CEANOTHUS

(D = deciduous leaf losing and E = evergreen) The hardier ceanothus can be grown in the open. They are more often trained against walls and are not much tied in but are allowed to make loose growth. Ceanothus burkwoodii … Continue reading

23. November 2012 by admin
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CAMPSIS

(D = deciduous leaf losing) These are self-clinging climbers with small aerial roots like the ivy, and will grow best by a warm sunny wall where they may climb to 15 to 20 ft. in time. They flower in late … Continue reading

23. November 2012 by admin
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BERBERIDOPSIS (CORAL PLANT)

(E = evergreen) Berberidopsis corallina, a most attractive shrub with semi-twining growths for a wall of any aspect in the milder parts of the British Isles. It has leathery, dark green leaves and drooping clusters of deep-crimson flowers from July … Continue reading

23. November 2012 by admin
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ARISTOLOCHIA

  (Deciduous – leaf losing) Aristolochia macrophylla (Dutchman’s pipe), a rampant twiner. The large heart-shaped or kidney-shaped leaves are attractive. It blooms at midsummer but the green and yellowish-brown flowers, tubular in shape and bent like a meerschaum pipe, are … Continue reading

23. November 2012 by admin
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AKEBIA

(SEMI-EVERGREEN) Akebia quinata, a twining plant, attractive in leaf and flower. The leaves are divided into five leaflets. The fragrant, brownish-purple flowers are carried in drooping clusters in April. They are occasionally followed by sausage-shaped, violet-purple fruits up to 4 … Continue reading

23. November 2012 by admin
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Flowering Climbing Shrubs

Climbing Shrubs Grown for their Flowers Clematis The modern forms of clematis, related to our native plant old man’s beard, Clematis vitalba, are amongst some of the most attractive climbing plants available. They do well on chalky soils, and, provided … Continue reading

04. May 2011 by admin
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Climbing Plants and Some Unusual Climbers

Climbing Plants for the Garden If you think of your garden only in terms of how much ground it consists of and how many plants you can possibly fit into the area available, you may be forgetting the wonderful amount … Continue reading

27. December 2010 by admin
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