The glory of climbers
Beautiful, practical, economical
Climbing plants will bring you masses of flowers, lush foliage and vertical interest, all on a small footprint – I heard one gardener say that you could grow twenty climbers on a large balcony! What’s more they are long lived and will bring years of enjoyment. Also, did you know that their foliage filters the air? Just think of your very own air-purifier right outside your window. Added to all these benefits they provide habitat for beneficial insects and friendly garden birds. There’s a stunning range to choose from – even climbing hydrangeas that will thrive on a north-facing wall. If foliage alone is what you want, look out for ivy (Hedera) or Virginia creeper (Pathenocissus).
by Colour Your Life