Posted: 09/05/2014 at 12:35
First of all you need to attache trellis or a row of wires stretched horizontally at 12 to 18 inch intervals to teh fence to support your climbers. Then the whole bed needs completely digging over to check for bits of rubble and stones and remove any weeds and their roots. This will also break up the soil and aerate it making it easier for roots to grow.
Then you need to condition the soil by adding some moisture retentive matter which will also introduce beneficial organisms into the soil so work in a good thick layer of well rotted manure or garden compost which you can buy at DIY stores and garden centres if needs be. Then select your chosen plants and dunk their pots in a bucket of water until all air bubbles stop forming.
Make a planting hole a bit deeper and twice as wide as the pot and then use more soil conditioner mixed with soil to back fill the hole and end up with the crown of the plant (where stems emerge from the compost) at the same level in the soil as it was in the pot. Water well and then mulch with some more conditioner to retain moisture. Tie the stems in loosely to their supports and keep the plants watered during dry spells until next autumn.