Janet Kilburn Phillips
The thing about climbers is that they truly have no backbone. They require other plants to lift them towards the sun so that they can flower. The trick with climbers is to understand why they climb. Many are plants that need a tree or large plant to form their true, final structure and therefore are used to having cooler roots and tendrils to elevate them. Others may be used to climbing up a choice of surfaces, such as the Ivy, and therefore chooses the failsafe sucker to pull them up, these plants are unfussed about the coolness of their roots. Whatever you choose, and whichever type, you can add alot of green meterage to your garden by letting a few climbers tackle a garden fence or garden wall.