Tropaeolum Speciosum

 

A very beautiful climber, this produces scrambling annual stems which, in late summer and early autumn, are covered in stunning 2.5cm (1in) flame-red flowers like airy nasturtiums.

 

Moist Well drained soil. Full sun. Not hardy.

 

General Climber Planting and care

  • Water the Climber thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Climber is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Water the Climber and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring