Help a Climber
Climbing plants can't really... climb without some companionship. Even if it is a taciturn old fence.
Although good at covering eyesores, they come into their own grown into a host. Smaller climbers can be used either to create a mixed flowering effect or to “lengthen “ the period in which a shrub is attractive. For example, Clematis Polish Spirit is perfect grown through a Magnolia stellata while Niobe will decorate any Viburnum or Weigela.
Try them in climbing roses, fruit trees, you name it. Be brave - put a wisteria to climb into an old oak - it will transform it in May.