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Top 10 Best Climbers for Pots & Containers

Top 10 Best Climbers for Pots & Containers

Many climbing plants are some of the easiest plants to grow and can be ornamental, making them ideal for patios, balconies, and terrace gardens. Planting climbers in pots and containers is the easiest way to integrate these plants into your space, whether indoors or outdoors. Gardeners interested in potting climbers have many options available, whether they prefer blooming or non-blooming varieties. I start off with some of my favourite varieties that grow particularly well in pots, many evergreen offering all…

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10 Best Climbers For Shade – For north facing walls and under trees

10 Best Climbers For Shade – For north facing walls and under trees

Shady corners in the garden are overlooked because many people believe plants don’t thrive in the shade. You will be amazed to know that there are several climbing plants that thrive in the shade, presenting blooms or intriguing foliage patterns. If you are interested in brightening up shady areas of the garden, consider the plants below: 1. Hydrangea anomala petiolaris The presence of Hydrangea anomala petiolaris cannot be ignored because its beauty cannot be hidden. Nicknamed the Climbing Hydrangea, this…

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Top 10 Fast Growing Climbers – When you need to cover an area fast!

Top 10 Fast Growing Climbers – When you need to cover an area fast!

Climbing plants or rather fast growing climbers as we know them tend to catch on anything as they grow towards the sunlight. They cover walls, fences and structures, and in so doing, they can help hide unsightly features in your garden as well as become points of interest themselves. Moreover, climbing plants require a small portion of soil space, allowing you to add more plants to your garden. With hundreds of climbing plants to choose from, it’s easy to get…

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10 Best Clematis for Shade

10 Best Clematis for Shade

Clematis are one of my favourite climbers and with so much choice in terms of colours, growing habits, eventual heights and when they flower, there are a lot of varieties to choose from. Clematis does best when planted in fertile soil with plenty of sun. However, do you know some varieties do just as well in more shady areas of the garden? In this guide, I have made a list of what I think are some of the best clematis…

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How to plant clematis against a fence using trellis, wire or plastic netting

How to plant clematis against a fence using trellis, wire or plastic netting

Clematis are one of my favourite climbers, some of my favourites include the Clematis ‘Multi Blue’ and the Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’ as well as the evergreen (yes that’s right, evergreen!) Clematis armandii. I am also a huge fan of the Montana varieties because of their low maintenance, the minimal pruning that is required and how fast-growing they are. All are excellent for growing up and along a fence to provide a stunning show of colour and create privacy in your…

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Clematis problems – Pest, diseases and other problems to look out for

Clematis problems – Pest, diseases and other problems to look out for

The Clematis is by far the most popular climbing plant and anyone who has grown clematis appreciates the spectacular beauty of their display when in full bloom. These low maintenance plants just need fertile, well-drained soil and plenty of sun to thrive. For the most part, clematis can grow without any issues, but problems arise due to environmental factors, pests and diseases that attack the plant. However, most can be treated and sometimes even prevented. Understanding some of the problems…

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