Best of the bunch
Campsis radicans – Trumpet vine HERE’S a lovely late summer flowering climber, bringing some hot colour just when the garden needs a bit of pep.
It’s a deciduous perennial climber that self-clings to walls and pergolas by means of aerial roots.
Its exotic scarlet and orange trumpet flowers would lead you to imagine that it must be tender, but it’s hardy enough.
There’s also a lovely yellow variety called ‘Flava’.
For maximum flowering, however, plant against a sunny, sheltered, warm wall. Prune in late winter/ early spring.