In my garden I’ve got quite a few climbing plants.
Cultivated: Roses, Runner Beans, Sweet Potato, Nicotiana
Wild: Bindweed, Ivy, White Bryony, Blackberry
I’ve always marvelled at climbers and there’s a famous Flanders and Swann song containing the lines
The fragrant honeysuckle spirals clockwise to the sun,
And many other creepers do the same.
But some climb anti-clockwise, the bindweed does, for one,
Or Convolvulus, to give her proper name.…
So today I was thinking about climbers and a bit of research came up with this wonderful summary. See what you think.