Climbers

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Lathyrus odoratus ‘Bramdean’ is a Modern Grandiflora Sweet Pea cultivar, which produces small, soft ivory white coloured flowers.  This is an easy to grow, hardy annual that can be grown from seed, sown in autumn, winter, or springtime, in the UK.  You will need to…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Cream Southbourne’ is a Spencer Sweet Pea cultivar, which was bred by Ken Colledge and introduced in 1982.  This is a super sweet pea!  Plants produce cream coloured, slightly frilly flowers, which have an exceptional fragrance.  The perfume is sweet, heady, and intoxicating;…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Invicta’ is a Spencer sweet pea cultivar, which produces these gorgeous white coloured, frilly flowers.  This sweet pea was raised by Phil Christmas, who lives near Tunbridge Wells, in Kent.  Invicta is a latin word meaning undefeated, it’s the motto of Kent, a…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Lord Nelson’ is an Old Fashioned Sweet Pea cultivar, which was first introduced back in 1907.  This sweet pea really stands out in the garden, as the plants produces attractive, dark purple-navy coloured flowers – this flower’s standard petals are a deep indigo…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Wretham Pink’ is an Old Fashioned sweet pea cultivar that produces gorgeous pale sugar pink coloured flowers. This is a fragrant sweet pea cultivar that forms tall, climbing plants that will grow up to around 2m (6.5ft) tall.  Plants are self-clinging; these sweet…

Lathyrus x hammettii ‘Erewhon’ was created after 30 years of plant breeding; a labour of love for Plant Breeder, Dr. Keith Hammett.  Bi-coloured sweet pea flowers usually display darker coloured standard petals and paler coloured wing petals.  Lathyrus x hammettii ‘Erewhon’ is a reverse bi-colour…

Lonicera periclymenum is a gorgeous plant.  This is an easy-going climber that’s very eager to grow.  Plants confidently cover fences and archways, weaving their magic as they stitch hedgerows together.  Lonicera periclymenum is a wild plant of many European countries.  With so many people feeling…

Mangetout ‘Golden Sweet’ (also known by its botanical name of Pisum sativum ‘Golden Sweet’) is a tall growing variety of pea that produces attractive purple and cerise flowers, which are followed by lime-yellow or soft-lemon yellow coloured pea pods that if left to develop on…

Mangetout ‘Shiraz’ (also known by its botanical name of Pisum sativum ‘Shiraz’) is a lovely and tall growing variety of pea that produces very pretty pink and cerise coloured flowers, which are followed by dark purple coloured pods.  The peas inside the pods are green…

Monstera deliciosa can be found growing in the wild, in the damp, humid rainforests of Panama, and Mexico.  The rainforest is a competitive environment.  Monstera deliciosa plants grow towards and then climb up nearby trees, to reach the sunlight. Monstera deliciosa is a tender evergreen…

‘Oskar’ is a first-early pea from the Czech Republic.  This is a green podded pea with white flowers and green peas.  I enjoy growing this pea because it can be sown very early in the season to form naturally strong, resilient plants that produce sweet…

Pea ‘Rosakrone’ (Pisum sativum ‘Rosakrone’) is super pea variety that produces these dainty, rose-pink and ivory coloured flowers.  Plants produce small to medium sized green pea pods that can be eaten young (as mangetout), or allowed to develop into deliciously sweet green peas.  This is…

Pea ‘Sugar Magnolia’ plants feature green leaves and stems that produce handsome Burgundy and lilac coloured flowers that are followed by purple pea pods. filled with fresh-green coloured peas.  The colour of ‘Sugar Magnolia’ pea pods varies a little from plant to plant.  Some plants…

Peas (also known by their botanical name, Pisum sativum) are annual vegetables from the Fabaceae or Leguminosae (Legume) family.  These climbing plants produce pods filled with peas.  The peas are often the focus for gardeners and cooks, but don’t miss out on the extent of…

I love pumpkins!  These days there are a fantastically wide range of pumpkin cultivars to choose from.  You could grow a small pumpkin that fits in the palm of your hand, or you could grow a pumpkin that is so large, that specialist equipment is…

Rosa ‘A Shropshire Lad’ (Ausled) is an English Leander Hybrid Climbing Rose.  This is one of the many beautiful English Roses, which was bred by David Austin, at David Austin Roses.  Rosa ‘A Shropshire Lad’ was introduced by David Austin Roses, in 1996, at the…

Rosa ‘Aloha’ is a climbing rose that was bred by Gene Boerner.  ‘Aloha’ was first introduced in 1949.  This is a floriferous, repeat flowering rose.  Plants produce large, strawberry-salmon pink coloured, double blooms in the early summer, with repeat flowerings delivered in regular bursts, until…

Rosa ‘Claire Austin’ (Ausprior) is an English Climbing Rose that was bred by David Austin.  This rose produces cream coloured buds that open as beautiful, ivory white coloured, bowl shaped, scented flowers; they really are gorgeous!  David Austin Roses introduced Rosa ‘Claire Austin’ for the…

Rosa ‘James Galway’ (Auscrystal) is an English climbing rose that was bred by David Austin and introduced at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2000.  This rose was named after Sir James Galway, the celebrated Irish flautist. I find that Rosa ‘James Galway’ plants produce large,…

Rosa ‘Mortimer Sacker’ is an English Climbing Rose, which was bred by David Austin, and introduced in 2002, at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show.  ‘Mortimer Sackler’ rose blooms are pale pink in colour.  This rose produces semi double flowers, with accessible pollen that’s…

The Rose of the Year Competition is a prestigious annual rose competition that sees new roses trialled for two years prior to their release.  The roses competing for the coveted title of the Rose of the Year are grown alongside each other in a diverse…

Rosa ‘Rambling Rector’ is a substantial, vigorous rambling rose, which will require a strong and sturdy, robust support to hold the weight of this rose and its glorious snow white, scented flowers.  Plants produce strong, thick stems that feature large thorns, which aid the rose,…

Rosa ‘Scent From Heaven’ (‘Chewbabaluv’) (PBR) is an award winning rose, that was bred in the UK, by Chris Warner.  This special rose has been presented with many accolades to recognise its healthy growing habit and pleasing fragrance; Rosa ‘Scent From Heaven’ (‘Chewbabaluv’) (PBR) was…

Rosa ‘Strawberry Hill’ (Ausrimini) is an English Climbing Rose, which was bred by David Austin and introduced in May 2006, at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show.  Plants produce pretty pink buds, which open to reveal warm strawberry-pink, slightly ruffled blooms, which are applauded…

Rosa ‘The Garland’ is a gorgeous rambling rose that was bred by Wells.  This is an old rose, which was first introduced back in 1835.  ‘The Garland’ is a cross between a Musk Rose and a Multiflora Rose (Rosa moschata and Rosa multiflora). I planted…

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