We moved into a fairly modern house last year. I would like creepers going up the front of the house which is North facing. What would look nice? Should I go for something flowering or just foilage? I would like something easy to maintain. What has worked for you?
I have been banned by DH from growing creepers up our house, because they can cause damp problems. Worth thinking carefully about
It depends a bit what kind of garden you want. I know someone who successfully grows a pyracantha up a north-facing wall, and it is wonderful for wildlife and has all-season interest, but somewhat out of fashion these days. You can get clematis and climbing hydrangea for shady conditions; the latter looks lovely if you can keep the slugs off. If you have space, garrya elliptica is stunning in winter.