Real World Gardener Useful and Beautiful Climbers in Design Elements

May 17th, 2018


Useful and Beautiful Climbers to Hide That Fence.


Anything you can do to hide that fence in your garden has an expansive effect on your garden and who wouldn’t want their garden not to look bigger.

I can’t hear people saying “ My garden looks too big.”


Stephanotis Floribund photo M Cannon

They say instead, “ I’ve only got a small garden” then give out a sigh of lost hope.

Let’s find out about them.

I'm talking with Peter Nixon Garden Designer and Director of Paradisus Garden Design.


Peter mentioned 

  • Dalechampia dioscoreifolia or the Costa Rican Bow Tie vine. 
  • Hibiscus geraniodes, with mauve flowers. 
  • Manettia bicolour or cigar vine and Manettia cordifolia John Ellerslee. 
  • Also for the perfume garden Stephanotis floribunda.


The one pictured is growing happily in a tall pot.


Both of these will suit the smaller garden, but don’t let that stop you planting it in a larger garden.

If you have a question either for me or Peter, why not drop us a line to or write in to 2RRR PO Box 644 Gladesville NSW 1675

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