Climbers

tearsClimbers are excellent plants for small gardens, because they take up little space, and they create large vertical planes of green, obscuring walls covered with dilapidated plaster, sheds, garages, trash cans. For this purpose, virginia and ivy are best, which stick with their roots and whiskers even to very smooth walls. At the fences, balustradach, vines are planted in pergolas and gates, which have the ability to wrap themselves. They grow slower, but they mostly have beautiful flowers, e.g.: powojnik Jackmana, honeysuckle, wistaria. Climbers with a compact and lush growth character and not very picky are planted next to the fences, e.g.: vine, virginia creeper, rdest, choke and worm.

Climbers are only pruned then, when they need to be rejuvenated. The old shoots are then cut close to the ground; in their place, the plant will produce young shoots the following year. If they cover the windows, it is better to move the shoots aside and tie them to the neighboring ones, and if it is necessary – cut individually at the root. This is because the natural habit of these plants should not be changed by cutting in a straight line, except for the vines covering the fence. Most vines are cut in spring, only vines in fall, because in spring a lot of juice flows out of the trimmed shoots, which weakens the plant.

Among annual plants, there are several vines that have long been popular, e.g.: runner beans, sweet peas, morning glory and wolf. Their habit is more delicate, require places sheltered from the wind, and every year, when they wither, one has to pluck their dry stalks from their supports.