Climbers on the exterior of your home - dream or nightmare?
4 years ago
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To me, climbing plants on an exterior are a dream, at least as far as appearance is concerned.
I love all equally - ivies, wisterias, passifloras.
In practice, I realise all is not as idyllic as it seems, especially with climbers like the common English ivy which poses a structural threat to your house (who knew plants could be so powerful?). But, with the right upkeep, can the fairytale-like aesthetic they provide outweigh potential negatives?