Climbers

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Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica is a fabulous plant to have in your garden during January, February, and March, when this clematis produces these lovely cream-coloured, pendent flowers that are so beautifully freckled in maroon.  This is an evergreen clematis with handsome, ferny foliage that nicely compliments…

Clematis koreana AMBER (‘Wit141205’) was awarded the prestigious title of the winner of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year Competition 2016!  This plant was bred by the Dutch Plant Breeder, Marco de Wit. Yellow clematis are a rarity.  Clematis koreana AMBER is…

I absolutely adore Clematis ‘Kaiu’; this plant’s pretty bell-shaped flowers look as if they were created for a flower fairy!  These gorgeous blooms are white in colour, they’re enhanced by a dusting of mauve from above, which only serves to heighten this plant’s beauty.  This…

Clematis ‘Taiga’ was bred in Japan in 2007.  This clematis cultivar was named ‘Taiga’, meaning big river, as the purple-blue and white flowers bloom profusely, and resemble the flow of water from a great river, with white-capped waves.

Cucumber ‘Mini Munch’ is an F1 hybrid.  This all-female cucumber produces petit-sized cucumbers that will grow up to a maximum of half the size of a standard cucumber when the fruit are fully grown and developed. This is a fantastic, smooth-skinned cucumber with lovely thin…

Cucumber ‘Party Time’ is a new all-female, parthenocarpic cucumber that was bred by Henk van der Velde from Burpee Europe and launched in 2020. This variety produces half-sized to three-quarter-sized cucumbers without any spines, just lovely smooth skin.  The flavour is lovely and refreshing, just…

‘Sweet Crunch’ is an F1 hybrid and a predominantly female cucumber variety that produces half-sized to three-quarter sized cucumbers.  In my Cucumber Trials, I’ve found ‘Sweet Crunch’ is a fast grower that rapidly produces a harvest.  ‘Sweet Crunch’ cucumbers are crunchy and lovely to eat;…

Cucumbers (also known by their botanical name – Cucumis sativus) are popular vegetables that are easy to grow and can produce a bountiful harvested of cucumbers.  Cucumber plants form climbing or trailing plants that can be left to scramble horizontally over the ground or trained…

French beans (known by their botanical name, Phaseolus vulgaris) are such lovely vegetables to grow.  These plants are both productive and decorative, with attractive flowers.  French beans are super plants that will truly enhance your garden; the beans they produce taste delicious, too! Firstly, take…

Grapevines (also known by their botanical name Vitis vinifera) are decorative climbing plants that produce delicious grapes and handsome leaves.  These wonderful plants can be very productive.  Grapevines are versatile plants; a range of varieties are available, you’ll find grapevines that are suited to growing…

Hedera helix is more commonly known as ivy, or English ivy.  This rather lovely, evergreen climbing plant is often taken for granted, it can be maligned by others, but not by me – I adore ivy.  This is a magnificent plant, one that is willing…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Almost Black’ is a Modern Grandiflora Sweet Pea cultivar; a recent introduction, which was raised and introduced by the renowned Plant Breeder, Keith Hammett, in Auckland, New Zealand. This is certainly the darkest coloured sweet pea I know.  Lathyrus odoratus ‘Almost Black’ plants…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Annie B. Gilroy’ was bred by the renowned sweet pea breeder, Henry Eckford.  This sweet pea cultivar was introduced for the first time in 1907.  A delightfully vivid flowered sweet pea cultivar, Lathyrus odoratus ‘Annie B. Gilroy’ plants produce vibrantly coloured, cerise-magenta coloured…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Aphrodite’ is a sweet pea cultivar with large white, wavy flowers.  This annual climber was introduced by Unwins back in 2011. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Aphrodite’ is a very vigorous sweet pea cultivar, that produces a great many white blooms on each of its flowering…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘April in Paris’ is a Modern Grandiflora sweet pea cultivar that produces ivory-cream coloured flowers, which feature a gently wavering narrow picotee edge of a mauve-pink colouration and become more suffused with the same tone of mauve as the blooms age. This is…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Betty Maiden’ is a Spencer sweet pea cultivar.  It’s a lovely variety with delightfully fragrant blooms.  The flowers’ particular colouration is known as a blue stripe on a white ground – this sweet pea’s ivory coloured petals feature purple-blue veining and a purple-blue…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Black Knight’ is an Old Fashioned sweet pea cultivar that was introduced by the renowned sweet pea breeder, Henry Eckford, in 1898.  Plants produce rich maroon-purple coloured flowers.  Lathyrus odoratus ‘Black Knight’ small sized flowers are borne on stems holding two, three, or…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Charlie’s Angel’ is a Spencer Sweet Pea cultivar, which was raised by Charles Hamner and introduced for sale in 1990.  The Royal Horticultural Society awarded ‘Charlie’s Angel’ an Award of Garden Merit in 1993, which has been retained ever since.  Lathyrus odoratus ‘Charlie’s…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Countess Cadogan’ is an Old Fashioned Sweet Pea cultivar, which produces violet-blue bi-coloured flowers.  This charming sweet pea cultivar was bred by the renowned sweet pea breeder, Henry Eckford; this sweet pea was first introduced in 1899. I’ve grown the flower you see…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Cupani’ is often referred to as the original sweet pea, as its appearance is very similar indeed to the sweet pea form that was discovered by a Sicilian monk named Francis Cupani, back in the 1690s.   Modern sweet pea cultivars descend from this…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Dorothy Eckford’ is an Old Fashioned Sweet Pea cultivar, that was grown by the famous sweet pea breeder, Henry Eckford, and introduced in 1903.  Henry Eckford named this sweet pea cultivar after his daughter, Dorothy. It’s amazing to think that well over 100…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Earl Grey’, was the first bicoloured flaked sweet pea cultivar.  These sweet pea flowers have a very striking appearance; I guess it’s one of those plants that you either love or hate!  Lathyrus odoratus ‘Earl Grey’ flowers feature standard petals that are splashed…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Frances Kate’ is a Spencer sweet pea cultivar with flowers that feature a deep blue stripe, on a white ground.  This is quite a striking flower that makes a real impact in the garden.  A tall, climbing plant this sweet pea will need…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Gwendoline’ is an incredibly very popular Spencer sweet pea cultivar.  Plants produce very pretty, rose pink flowers, on a white ground. If you want to see how floriferous Lathyrus odoratus ‘Gwendoline’ is you can see how well this particular cultivar performed in my…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Ida King’ is a sweet pea cultivar that produces pretty, lavender-pink coloured flowers.  This is a tall climbing sweet pea that will require a 2.4m (8ft) wigwam or support framework. You can discover how Lathyrus odoratus ‘Ida King’ performs in my 2016 Sweet…

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