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The climbing plants they are much appreciated for their versatility: they embellish gardens, partition walls, walls, building facades, pergolas thanks to their ability to colonize vertical, horizontal and inclined surfaces… in short, they can offer a very suggestive scenography!
In this guide we will delve into some aspects about climbing plants, in order to provide helpful tips for the choice of the species to plant.
Climbing plants, advantages
In addition to the aesthetic factor, creepers have the ability to thermally insulate the surfaces on which they grow and the ability to acoustically isolate noises from outside.
Climbing plants, helpful tips
- Soil preparation
Before planting the vines, prepare the soil carefully; eliminate all weeds, dig the earth well and then fertilize with a preferably organic fertilizer.
Once the soil is prepared, dig the hole and insert the plant. Lightly water and mulch the soil. When planting, make sure the plant maintains the same depth as the pot.
Another important consideration is to leave a distance of at least 30 centimeters from walls or tree trunks, since the soil is always too dry in the immediate vicinity; in this way you will not compromise the good growth of the newcomer.
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- Supports for growth
As the plant grows, you will have to enlarge the fan-shaped shoots and possibly attach them around a suitably prepared support: some climbers have aerial roots thanks to which they attach themselves to walls, fences and fences; others instead have only shoots and in this case you will have to provide ad hoc support. You will have to pass some rubberized metal wire around the stem and support, in order to tie the plant to the support, taking care not to tighten too much since the shoot will grow in thickness. Check every now and then if you need to change the thread.
As for the choice of support, on sale you will find various models: trellises, pergolas and so on. But remember to use a support proportionate to the thickness of the climbing plant.
- Climbing choice
The choice is really difficult: there are creepers that offer a very suggestive scenic effect! But in addition to aesthetics, it is good to evaluate two aspects: choose a plant that does not grow too much immediately and check what type of support is needed.
If you love flowers, leaves and colors you can opt for a clematis; on the market you will find many varieties, with white, blue, pink, yellow flowers. The choice can fall on wisteria but also jasmine and hops flowers are no less, if you like berries, there are very interesting varieties ... in short, the choice is wide!
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