If you’re not a fan of (the possibly only slightly brutish) Engelman ivy (Parthenocissus quinquefolia ‘Engelmannii’), here’s one of the biggest reasons why they’re worth planting. Isn’t that colour fabulous?
Mine grow up and along a stucco wall and completely fill in some open spaces near (and, as you can see, occasionally “on”) the junipers…I do prune them once a year, but for the most part I just let them go to town. The whole multi-purpose groundcover/vertical filler thing works beautifully for me.
Which climbers are tops (!) in your garden? Which ones do you regret (or stay far, far away from)?