Flowering climbers can soften the look of arches, pergolas, walls and fences. When choosing this type of plant, keep an eye out for the plant’s hardiness (how much it can cope with extreme weather or winter season). The hardier the climber plant, the less likely it will suffer from low and high temperatures or winter wet.
See the following tips that will guide you to successful growing, scent and color you will truly appreciate.
Wall Flowering Climbers
Plant in the correct site
Find out where the climber you have chosen for your garden likes to grow. Some plants enjoy a sunny site, others will appreciate a degree of shade. If you give your plant a great start by ensuring the plant is positioned in the correct site.
Don’t plant deeply
When planting, make sure the top of the rootball is flush with the surrounding soil level.
Choose established rootballs
See if you can inspect the roots when buying the climber. You should choose climbers that show a lot of roots, because they are an effective indication of the general health of the plant.
Pergola Flowering Climbers
Look after the roots
Care for the roots of your plant and you will produce a contented flowering climber. By ensuring that the roots are in a free-draining and cool soil, the roots will develop and provide you with a happy, breathtaking plant.
Roots very much resent surrounding sitting water, so I advise you to not water the plant frequently and often. In hot summer season thoroughly water in the morning and that will suffice for the rest of the day.
To encourage flowers make sure the soil is free draining and open. A surplus of food will only encourage the plant to put on a great deal of soft green growth.
Fence Flowering Climbers
Trellis Flowering Climbers
Prune after flowering
Keep your plant in a nice tidy shape and maintain a balanced framework, tying in any shoots if need be. Prune your plant each year after flower and you will achieve a strong, vigorous plant.