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Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Climbing Plants -

choos­ing your climber There are two main types of clim­bers: clingers and those that need sup­port. Clingers, such as ivy, have suck­ers – aerial or ad­ven­ti­tious roots – that stick to sur­faces. Don’t plant these against old, frag­ile brick or stone walls or any tim­ber struc­tures, as the suck­ers get into crevices and un­der­mine the struc­ture. Help other clim­bers reach for the skies with ties, wire, mesh, trel­lises, per­go­las or trees. Other fac­tors in choos­ing clim­bers are whether you want them ev­er­green or de­cid­u­ous, for flow­ers or fo­liage, for sun or shade, and your cli­mate and soil type.

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