Climbers can define boundaries in your garden, or cover an area quickly. Climber plants can offer flowers, or shade, or a beautiful scent throughout the year, and are fast-growing too.
There are many reasons to love climbing plants beyond the fact that they are fantastic for livening up a plain wall, fence or plant support in your garden, particularly when you are short on space as climbers like to grow upwards, as we know. Growing upwards allows you to free up space on the ground. Climbers can provide valuable food and shelter for garden wildlife with the flowers supporting bees and butterflies, fruits attracting birds, and offering them a sheltered habitat. Ivy is a winner when it comes to providing flowers, fruit and wildlife nesting spots. Climbers are ideal for creating privacy and covering up unsightly areas of the garden such as an old shed. They will even insulate your shed or house, keeping it cooler in summer and warmer in winter, which helps with energy efficiency. Whether you opt for an exotic beauty like the trumpet vine or a classic such as Virginia creeper, there’s definitely a climber to suit every garden and gardener’s taste.