Twining climbing plants
There are two types of true climbers: self-clinging and twining varieties. Twining climbers such as Clematis, Honeysuckle, Jasmine and Wisteria grow by wrapping themselves around poles, wires or trellis, needing a framework to wind around and climb up. There is nothing more beautiful than the sight of a wisteria trained along supporting wires across the front of a country home, showered in long, delicately scented, racemes of drooping purple-tinged blooms, followed by velvety seed pods. Other popular twining climbers include honeysuckle, clematis and jasmine. Honeysuckle, also known as lonicera, is the classic twining climber of the cottage garden with highly ornamental, large cartwheel-shaped flower heads consisting of wonderful, tubular individual flowers each exuding a sweet fragrance. Clematis are well-known for producing masses of distinctive flowers available in a broad palette of colours and various types and sizes. Climbing jasmine produce stunning, sweetly-scented tubular flowers, typically from June to September except winter jasmine.