Climbers are perhaps the most popular of all hardy garden plants, Clematis being probably the most loved. Climbing plants provide foliage and flowers, texture and colour in areas of the garden that might otherwise be overlooked.
As gardens become smaller and smaller they offer fewer possibilities for planting, but by using fences, trellises, pergolas and other structures you can create more planting areas. The roots and stems take up very little room at ground level, leaving room for underplanting with shrubs and bulbs. Some climbers like to grow through other shrubs and trees .
Many varieties are suitable for container growing.