Vertical Garden

Vertical Garden with Climbers

Vertical Garden with Climbers

Vertical Garden is the best option if your garden has a lot of vertical surfaces like walls, fences, trellises, poles etc. Also, if your garden is small then growing up and high will give you more room while helping you to create a green, living oasis.

TIPS FOR PLANTING VERTICALLY

•    Pergolas (where climbers, mostly roses are growing over a path), or archways can be also turned into vertical gardens.

•    You can also use obelisks to run climbing plants like clematis on them.

•    Most climbers have characters that fits best with romantic, old-fashioned gardens and with pastel colour schemes.

•    Walls with honeysuckles and roses are a great backdrop to a cottage-style garden. They also have a lovely fragrance, so position them near windows or walking paths or garden seats.

Vertical Garden

Vertical Garden

•    Some climbers look magnificent growing on houses, like Clematis Montana on a country cottage or wisteria with a Gregorian style of architecture.

•    Growing several climbers together can create a longer season of flower colour. Try growing an early honeysuckle with a late-flowering clematis. Also if one of the climbers has bare stems, the other climber can cover them up.

•    Another use of climbers is to grow them as nature intended, using other plants for support. Roses growing over apple trees in old cottage gardens are typical examples of this.

•    Creating a vertical garden is a good way to hide eyesores. With a screen planted with climbers you can turn eyesores like a garage, bins, or the neighbour’s extensions into a beautiful surface. Evergreens are better as they cover the surface all year round, or you can also combine different climbers for a more dramatic and longer-lasting effect.

The limit is literally the sky when you think about how creative you can get with a vertical garden.

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