Plant Recommendations

Climbers


Anonymous added on September 18, 2017 | Answered

I would like to know the ideal plant! I have an east-facing balcony. I would like to grow a climber on a trellis. I need something that is hardy/I cannot kill too easily and will survive UK winters and some medium wind (it\'s sheltered but on 7th floor) Ideally it would grow quickly to cover the trellis, have thick green leaves all year round and some sort of coloured/scented flower during summer (the longer the blooms the better) what can you recommend? are morning glories / hibiscus / jasmine the right kind of plant? Thanks!


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 18, 2017

I would recommend a climbing rose named Awakening or perhaps an English rose named Crown Princess Margareta.
I love Clematis for trellises. They are hardy and can live for many years, and there are a multitude of species and varieties with beautiful flowers. They are not scented but are very colorful:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis/growing-clematis.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/clematis/growing-clematis-in-pots.htm

Most Jasmine varieties are not winter hardy, but a few are. Jasmine would be one of the most fragrant options.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/jasmine/winterizing-jasmine-plants.htm

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