Clever use of climbers can transform a garden, adding a whole new dimension of colour and interest.
They can brighten a bare fence or wall and screen off dull areas. When trained up a structure such as an arch or pergola, they create a stunning display. In borders a wigwam or obelisk with climbing plants adds height interest, while compact ones in containers shine above their fellows on the patio.
When you've crammed every inch of space on the ground with plants, the only way is up. Clothe your walls in greenery and smother your sheds in flowers to double your planting space and turn your garden into a green sanctuary from the outside world in sunny Henley on Thames.
Climbers are one of the most versatile groups of plants in our garden centre and we've got a great selection for you to choose from. Here are our favourites:
Clematis come in all shapes and sizes, from the tiny starry flowers of 'Pixie' to big, blowsy 'Rouge Cardinal'. Winter-flowering clematis have pretty seedheads while Clematis montana is a froth of flowers in April.
Wisteria is the ultimate in show-off climbers with its head-turning racemes of headily scented flowers in early summer.
Star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) covers the uprights of pergolas and arches with glossy evergreen leaves and scented white flowers and never outstays its welcome.
Honeysuckles are the perfect backdrop to a cottage garden, smothered in tubular flowers all summer and filling the garden with scent and punch-drunk bumblebees.
Passionflowers are far hardier than they look, especially the stop-you-in-your-tracks purple fringed whirligigs of Passiflora caerulea.
Please ask the staff in our Henley on Thames garden centre for more information and advice about growing climbers.