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pinching out climbing annuals

berardeberarde Posts: 145
I'm covering a new trellis and have bought some canary creeper, climbing nasturtium, french beans (as decorative as well as food) and having another go at morning glory, (more in hope than expectation for these ).

Is it a good idea to pinch them out for bushier plants? I prefer that they don't get too tall as then they would be spilling over the trellis top, and will it give me more flowers.


  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    I don’t pick out any of those. 
    I only grew the canary creeper once, it did grow right up to the top of the arch and beyond but got covered in black fly. But they all will shoot out from the sides on their own. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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