If you want to train it to the fence you could cut off the branches that don;'t fit in with what you want. I'm not a big pruner, I let things grow. I'd rather have one natural looking shrub than 2 or 3 cut back to fit
these things leave such a gap don't they. But I manage to convince myself it's a planting opportunity every time
It's a bush not a climber but I'm sure it would be fine trained to a fence
no promises, but that third one could be a Globe Artichoke
When an evergreen looks like that, it's all over. They're very often not long lived, I lost one last year, not as big as that
I'd say that's the ever spreading Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae aka Mrs Robb's bonnet.
Mixed up with whatever it's infiltrated
Had any frosts? or cold winds. These were probably grown in very protected conditions. I would have grown these on from 9cm pots before planting out. They're a bit miffy
If a hardy annual wakes up on a frosty morning it's OK. A non-hardy annual goes to a sloppy mush
truly hardy plants can be in the garden but need hardening off first.