Climbers

This page lists many of the climbing plants that I’ve written about on pumpkinbeth.com

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Rosa ‘The Generous Gardener’ (Ausdrawn) is an English Climbing Rose that was bred by David Austin.  Plants produce beautiful large pale pink coloured flowers that are somewhat peony like in their character.  The rose petals become ever paler, as the blooms age.  David Austin Roses…

Rosa ‘The Pilgrim’ (Auswalker) is a climbing rose, an English Musk Hybrid, it’s one of many beautiful English Roses that were bred by David Austin Roses.  This rose was introduced in 1991, at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show. The yellow flowers produced by Rosa…

Rosa ‘Susie’ (‘Harwhistle’) is a climbing rose, bred by Harkness Roses.  Rosa ‘Susie’ has been bred to have good disease resistance.  This climbing rose produces glossy, dark green leaves, and pretty, orange-red coloured rose buds, which open out as golden, apricot coloured, fragrant roses, which…

Runner bean ‘Benchmaster’ is a runner bean with handsome red flowers and long runner beans.  This is a good variety to grow if you’re thinking of entering your runner beans into your local flower show. Runner bean ‘Benchmaster’ is a tall, climbing runner bean that…

Runner bean ‘Firestorm’ (also known by the botanical name, Phaseolus coccineus ‘Firestorm’) is a climbing runner bean variety that was bred in the UK by Tozer Seeds.  ‘Firestorm’ is an easy to grow, productive variety with handsome red flowers and delicious runner beans. ‘Firestorm’ has…

Runner Bean ‘Little Runners’ is a full size, climbing runner bean cultivar that produces smaller sized runner beans.  ‘Little Runners’ beans tend to grow as wide as regular sized runner beans but these beans are quite a bit shorter in length.  However, ‘Little Runners’ have…

‘Moonlight’ is a lovely white-flowered runner bean that was bred by Tozer Seeds, in the UK.  This is a tall, climbing runner bean. Runner bean ‘Moonlight’ seeds are widely available.  Very occasionally ‘Moonlight’ runner beans are available to purchase as plants – try your local…

‘Polestar’ is a tall climbing runner bean that will grow to at least 2m (6.5ft) tall and like other climbing runner beans, will happily grow taller!  Runner bean ‘Polestar’ plants have red flowers and produce runner beans with a good flavour.  ‘Polestar’ was the first…

Runner bean ‘Snowstorm’ is a tell climbing runner bean variety that was bred in the UK by Tozer Seeds.  ‘Snowstorm’ is an easy to grow, productive variety with pretty white flowers.  This variety has been created by crossing French beans with runner beans to create…

Runner bean ‘St George’ is a very ornamental runner bean cultivar that produces striking red and white bi-coloured flowers.  This is an ideal choice of runner bean if you’re looking to grow decorative, yet flavourful, edible plants. ‘St George’ is a climbing runner bean that…

Runner beans, also known by their botanical name of Phaseolus coccineus, are tender perennials that originate from Mexico and South America.  Runner beans are deservedly popular in the UK; these easy to grow vegetables are both decorative and productive. Both dwarf runner bean varieties and…

Scindapsus pictus trebie is an evergreen climbing plant that’s makes a decorative houseplant.  Plants produce these beautiful thick, heart shaped green leaves that are coloured with a pretty silvery variegation.  Each leaf is rather subtly outlined with silver, it’s really very pretty.  This is a…

Although watermelons can be grown very successfully outdoors in the UK (once all risk of frost has passed); I must tell you straight away that watermelon seeds need to be started off inside a glasshouse, polytunnel, or consevatory.  ‘Little Darling’ plants need to grow within…

Watermelons are great fun to grow!  If you’re wondering whether we can grow these delicious fruits in the UK, the answer is yes we can grow watermelons!  However, these plants will need to be started off in the protection and warmth of a glasshouse, polytunnel,…

Wisteria is a genus of tall, climbing plants, that originate from China, Eastern America, and Japan. Wisteria plants produce beautiful racemes of flowers from April to August.  The flowering time and flower colour vary somewhat for each Wisteria species or cultivar grown.  Some Wisterias produce…

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