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Rossendale Free Press - - Leisure -

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.

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