Climber plants have a natural tendency to climb, and some will even cling by themselves, without requiring any tying to support. Yes, climbers are very clever plants. Sometimes climbers can be called vines and runners, and the true climbers take up little ground space. They are a great investment and an ideal choice for smaller gardens and space. Lets look more closely at the key benefits of the clever climbers.
Climber plants can dramatically change the feel and style of an outdoor space. They add interest and variety to any well-designed garden. Climbers often continue to flowering when their host has finished blooming. They will change the aesthetic of your space by hiding any boundaries and cover-ups that divide your space. Perfect for growing over a fence, providing privacy or for covering an old shed or building.
Yes, the clever climber can reduce your carbon footprint. Climbers provide shading and insulation for walls. Some varieties such as Boston Ivy even provide the added advantage of allowing warmth through winter when the leaves fall off. Other varieties such as Virginia creeper will also help to keep moisture out of the walls. And don't worry, climbers will not damage brickwork.
Economy of Nature
The climbing habit is a perfect example of the economy of nature. This is because the climbers gain maximum exposure to sunlight, water and nutrients while in return they ask for minimum expense in vegetative support. Most of the time the climbing habit can be contained and managed with trellises and a little bit of sensible pruning.