is one of the most strongly scented climbers grown in the garden, of which
there are many varieties. They are best situated in a warm sunny position
in fertile, well-drained soil conditions. Frost hardy but in severe winters
some varieties may need protecting.
may be done after flowering or in the early spring depending on variety.
Flowering time: Early Summer Height: 3m
evergreen variety (deciduous in cool areas) producing tubular
reddish/pink flowers followed by a mass of black fruit. Scented. A
useful variety for climbing walls, fences and pillars and for rambling
over other shrubs.
Flowering time: June – September Height: 4m
deciduous variety is probably one of the most commonly seen in gardens.
A very free-growing climber with pinnate leaves producing small clusters
of white flowers. Very sweetly scented. This climber will quickly spread
in all directions covering large areas, ideal for covering walls and
fences and for growing through large shrubs and small trees.
Flowering time: November – February Height: 1.5m
very popular winter flowering garden shrub. A hardy deciduous variety,
which will thrive in almost any position, producing yellow, 2cm
wide, five petalled flowers during the most miserable months of the
year. Grows well against walls, fences and pillars or, if allowed, to
sprawl along the ground.
Flowering time: June – September Height: 3m
An attractive deciduous summer flowering climber producing five petalled,
pale pink flowers in small clusters of three to five flowers. Very
strongly scented. A useful variety for climbing walls, fences and
pillars and for rambling over other shrubs.