Climbing plants like jasmine, clematis, honeysuckle and chocolate vine are fabulous for covering walls, fences, pergolas and arches.
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Planting a climber is similar to planting any other plant, but with two key considerations. Firstly, bear in mind that climbers often have to cope with poor soil at the base of walls and fences, as well as cramped roots and water scarcity - planting by a wall or fence can create a 'rain shadow', which means that rain does not reach plants' roots. Be sure to prepare the soil well, and plant the climber well away from the base of its supporting structure - between 30cm and 45cm is ideal.
Secondly, bear in mind that supports for the climber will need to be put in place before you plant your climber. Read our advice on training climbers.
Need more inspiration? Take a look at seven climbing plant combinations.
Discover how to plant climbers in our simple step-by-step guide.