Making a Stable Base: Providing Support for Climbers

Want to plant a climber but not sure how to support it? Look no further. We'll walk you through all the options here, whether you need something large or small, free-standing or attached.

Excerpted from Garden Design
Horizontal Wires Offer Good Support for Climbers Garden Design ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

Horizontal Wires

Climbers and wall shrubs scale vertical surfaces in a variety of ways, and the support you provide depends on their vigor and methods of climbing. Some, such as jasmine, honeysuckle and wisteria are twiners; clematis have coiling leaf stalks; and sweet peas, passionflowers andn vines cling with tendrils. Horizontal wires offer the most adaptable support for climbers, wall-trained shrubs and fruit trees. Training stems horizontally increases flower and fruit production.

Excerpted from Garden Design

©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

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