A trellis is a beautiful addition to any garden, but it’s a job half done as you don’t want to leave it bare, even when it is beautifully finished in natural wood. It needs plant life to really blossom and you want a fast climber that will turn your trellis into a focal point for your whole garden. It’s up to you whether you opt for a simple wall mounted trellis or you go for broke and combine these stunning plants with a pagoda. Of course, you can also place these plants on your fencing, but trellis panels placed against the fence will give you a spectacular look as the plants can weave their way around the woodwork. Here are some of our favourites: 1. Solanum jasminoides Otherwise known as Chilean potato tree vine, this fast climber is evergreen, so it will bring colour to your garden all year long and won’t look too sorry for itself in the winter. In the summer, it comes alive with a riot of blue flowers and it also climbs with ease. So get it started on your trellis then the only real maintenance will be watering and the occasional prune. 2. Campsis radicans This spectacular climber will give you stunning orange/red flowers when it bursts into life in summer. It will grow in the shade and is relatively straightforward to take care of. 3. Clematis armandii This elegant climber is an evergreen plant that shows its white flowers in February and will help welcome the rest of the garden to spring. 4. Eccremocarpos scraber Commonly known as the Chilean glory flower, this interesting plant comes with tubular flowers that range from gold to crimson red. It’s a bit of a challenge to grow this one and it needs more care than the rest, but get it going and you’ll be glad you put in the hours in the garden. 5. Pyracantha This is normally known as firethorn and it is technically not a climber at all, it’s a shrub. It can be trained to climb up a trellis, though, and the berries and flowers, a delicate shade of cream, make it worth trying.