Tropaeolum Speciosum is a climbing plant which I would not be without in the garden. A few years ago a number of the conifers in our back garden were becoming overgrown to such an extent that the natural light coming in to the garden was being reduced greatly. Drastic action had to be taken and they were cut down. We left the trunks of a few with the intention of growing Clematis.
One of these trunks has been taken over with a stunning climber,which has found its own way to this position. Tropaeolum Speciosum a member of the Nasturtium family, we planted this climber in the garden about fifteen years ago, it readily seeds itself and pops up all over the place, only occasionally finding itself in the wrong position. It produces scrambling stems which, from early July until September are covered in beautiful small flame-red flowers, like airy nasturtiums the foliage is also very attractive, with many five-lobed leaves covering thin wiry stems that clamber up in an attractive tangle over trees and shrubs. Tropaeolum Speciosum was given the RHS award of garden merit.
Tropaeolum, really does spread itself around, here it is starting to scramble through the Yew hedge going up the garden path and also climbing up the garden arch
I don’t think it spoils the look or harms the Holly Golden King.
Myra thought it would be a change to show the back garden from another angle and suggested taking a few pictures from the bedroom upstairs. Here it is quite late in the evening on August 26th.
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