Posted: 18/06/2013 at 14:12
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Excellent advice form Bookertoo to use your verticals to grow climbers. There's a clematis for every aspect, sun or shade and you don't need to buy trellis panels. They'll be perfectly happy trained on wires attached to walls or fence posts using vine eyes so cheap to install.
A climbing rose will add colour an dperfume if you choose well. try and get one of the modern bred roses from avid Austin or Peter beale as these are bred for perfume and disease resistance so are more likely to do well.
Honeysuckle can get a bit rampant if allowed to but is also easy enough to train on wires and keep trimmed.
Choose a couple of good evergreens to give your garden form and interest over winter and then fill the rest of the space with plants you like and that are suited to your soil and aspect and also how cold you get. If you let us know which way your garden faces and what kind of soil you have - sandy, clay, loamy, alkaline, neutral or acid - we can suggest some. have alook at what neighbouring gardens are ghrowing to see what plants do well - rhodoendrons, azaleas and heathers like acid soil. Lavenders and clematis prefer it alkaline.