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How to leave the garden shed overgrown with climbing plants

Let garden shed overgrown - 10 climbing plants and tips for greening your garden shed.

You want to have your garden house overgrown and know which climbing plants are particularly suitable? Then you've come to the right place! A green roof is, of course, a great way to protect the make your own garden a little more sustainable and breathe species-rich life into it. The walls of your hut can also be greened with simple means, creating new habitats and food sources for birds and insects.

In this article, I would like to introduce you to the best self-climbers and scaffold climbers from the plant world that are ideal for greening the façade of your garden shed. You'll also receive valuable tips and finally find out which climbing plants you should avoid. Let's go!

You can find a brief overview here in advance:

  1. Vines
  2. Akebie
  3. Blackberry
  4. Climbing hydrangea
  5. Climbing roses
  6. Trellis fruit
  7. Honeysuckle
  8. Blue rain
  9. Ivy
  10. Wild wines

1. vines

Let garden house overgrown with vines

How about planting vines in your arbor and creating a special, mediterranean flair generate? At least that's our personal wish for when we soon open our new Garden house from garden house factory build, as the vines grow very well on wooden beams and as a Shade giver, as well as Food source serve. (report follows)

In any case, it is important to ensure that you have sufficient floor area free to plant the vines there. With Vine aids made of metal or wood, you then ensure that they pave the way for themselves.

Tip: If you would like to see your summerhouse "green" all year round, there are also evergreen varieties, such as the Armand's clematis.

2. akebie

A really low-maintenance Climbing plant is the akebia. Its climbing shoots grow upwards in an upright position and its pink flowers give every garden house a special charm. If you create ideal conditions and plant them on relatively wind-protected walls, the climbing plant will give you a lot of pleasure.

3. blackberry

It is also important to choose climbing plants that are no damage to the wood or on building facades in general. These also include another climbing plant, the blackberry. It belongs to the spreading climbers, grows very lushly and regularly provides fresh produce, edible fruit from their own garden.

4. climbing hydrangea

The popular climbing hydrangea is a root-climbing self-climber that clings to solid walls or fences with its adhesive roots. Although it sheds its foliage in winter, it gives every garden shed a particularly attractive appearance until then. colorful overall picture.

5. climbing roses

Climbing roses for the garden shed

The climbing rose is a spreading climber and not only provides green walls in the garden, but also colorful, flower-rich walls. Rambler roses are particularly suitable because they very fast growing and extremely robust and easy to care for are. However, be sure to support the plant with a climbing aid.

6. espalier fruit

Trellis fruit refers to fruit trees that are aligned and attached to a framework. They are particularly suitable for those who do not have a lot of space available in the garden, as Apple, pear, sour cherry and so many other trees grow flat along the wall. This not only looks very good, but also produces delicious fruit at regular intervals. This is certainly not an insignificant reason to have your garden shed covered with them.

However, it should not go unmentioned that the espalier fruit also has the corresponding Expertise and care required.

7. honeysuckle

Fast-growing climbing plants such as honeysuckle are also extremely wall-friendly. Whether Japanese honeysuckle, fire honeysuckle or forest honeysuckle - you can grow these plants on the wall of your garden shed. simply cut back, if it spreads too rapidly and extensively.

The honeysuckle is a very demanding plant in terms of water requirements and location. Relatively demandingbut the splendor of the flowers and the fragrance in your garden make the effort worthwhile.

8. blue vine

If you want your garden shed to be overgrown, climbing plants such as the blue vine should also help you. They really bright blue and pleasantly fragrant flowers make every wall a real eye-catcher and are particularly effective in sunny spots.

Another reason why the blue rain can be found in many gardens is because it rich in flowers, healthy and fast-growing is. So fast that it can become very heavy, so ideally the climbing aid is firmly attached to the wooden wall of your garden shed.

9. ivy

Wild ivy is a privacy screen, wall decoration, air humidifier and purifier all in one. In addition, he is Extremely undemandingalso grows in shady places and is also beautifully green in winter.

Its reputation has suffered somewhat because the many adhesive feet are said to damage the façade. Of course, the glaze on the wood can be slightly affected - but the (hard) wood itself is rarely harmed. And that is why root-climbing ivy is also very well suitedif you want your garden shed to be overgrown.

Additional Tip: Did you know that you can Ivy leaves also make great washing-up liquid can? I'll be happy to show you how it works in the linked post!

10. wild wines

We have already talked about grapevines. An alternative to this are wild wines, such as the maiden vine or the scarlet vine. Although they don't provide edible food, they still produce a nice - outside of the winter season, green/colorful overall picture the garden shed.

The plants are usually self-climbers and rarely need a climbing aid. By attaching guide cords, however, you can still control them the way you want.

Let the garden shed grow over - no problem, right?

Climbing plants on a garden shed

Every climbing plant has its own requirements. So when making your choice, also consider location factors such as sun, wind and water and generally the Needs of the plant. Use climbing aids so that ivy, climbing roses and the like don't have such a hard time growing where you want them to. To avoid damaging the wall of your garden shed, you should also avoid aggressive climbing plants such as knotweed.

I hope this article helps you to green your garden shed. Do you have any questions, suggestions or further tips? Then I look forward to your comment.

Stay sustainable,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: By having a greener garden, you are contributing, among other things, to the Stop insect mortality. You can find out what else you can do to protect the little animals in the linked article.

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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