Climbing plants at Elmwood

Climbing plants at Elmwood

Climbers are a fantastic way to add height, privacy, and a burst of colour to your garden. Whether you're looking to adorn a wall, trellis, or pergola, we have the perfect climbing plants for you to plant right now. Let's explore the enchanting world of climbers and how to care for them, ensuring they thrive and transform your garden into a vertical paradise.

Top 5 climbers to plant now

The key to a successful climbing garden is choosing the right plants for the season. Here are some climbers that are perfect for planting at this time of year:

  1. Clematis: Known for their stunning flowers, clematis comes in a variety of colours and blooming seasons. They prefer their roots in cool, shaded spots but love their heads in the sun.
  2. Jasmine: With its intoxicating scent, jasmine is a delightful addition to any garden. It thrives in well-drained soil and enjoys sunny to partially shaded areas.
  3. Honeysuckle: For a wildlife-friendly option, honeysuckle is unbeatable. It produces fragrant flowers, attracting bees and hummingbirds.
  4. Wisteria: Offering dramatic cascades of blue to purple flowers, wisteria needs a sturdy support structure due to its vigorous growth.
  5. Ivy: Ideal for covering walls or creating a green backdrop, ivy is a hardy climber that can thrive in shaded areas.

Our expert team at Elmwood Nursery & Garden Centre can help you select the best climbers for your garden's specific conditions.

How to Care for Climbing Plants

Caring for climbing plants is straightforward once you understand their basic needs. Here are some tips to ensure your climbers are healthy and vibrant:

  • Choosing the Right Spot
    Climbers can be particular about their location. Ensure you choose a spot that meets their sun exposure requirements and provides adequate support for their growth.
  • Soil Preparation
    Like all plants, climbers thrive in well-prepared soil. Incorporate plenty of organic matter into the planting hole to give your climbers a nutritious start.
  • Supporting Your Climbers
    Most climbing plants need support to help them reach their full potential. Trellises, wires, or pergolas not only offer support but also guide the plant's growth in your desired direction.
  • Watering
    Regular watering is crucial, especially during their growing and flowering stages. Ensure the soil is moist but not waterlogged to prevent root rot.
  • Pruning
    Pruning is essential for maintaining the health and shape of your climbers. Each species has specific pruning needs, usually detailed on the plant label or available from our knowledgeable staff.
  • Feeding
    A balanced fertiliser applied in spring will encourage vigorous growth and abundant flowering. Consider a slow-release formula to nourish your climbers throughout the season.

Visit Us in Bristol

At Elmwood Nursery & Garden Centre in Bristol, we are passionate about bringing your garden to life with the beauty and versatility of climbing plants. From selection to planting and care, our friendly and experienced team is here to assist you every step of the way. We offer a wide range of climbers, as well as all the essentials you'll need to care for them.

Don't let your garden go another season without the stunning vertical interest that climbing plants can offer. Visit us today and let's transform your outdoor space into an enchanting garden oasis. Happy gardening!