Suggestions for climbers please.
My husband has built a rustic arch using leftover pressure-treated poles, screwed together and lashed with coir rope. My job now is to plant it up! It’s a site in full sun, the soil is quite good (clay improved over the years with compost etc), and we are in the Southwest near Bath. I don’t want anything too heavy (not sure about the strength of construction!), so no honeysuckle or jasmine. I am thinking of a rose / clematis combination, but not sure about colours that go well together, plus pruning regimes that work, plus nothing too vigorous or thorny. Or possibly a permanent evergreen, and annual climbers like sweet peas. The other thing is what can I put in between the poles for the plants to climb up? I’m not very keen on plastic netting. Suggestions gratefully accepted!