This section is from the book "The Gardener V1", by William Thomson. Also available from Amazon: The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener.
Messrs E. G. Henderson & Son, Wellington Road Nursery, St John's Wood, N.W., have been kind enough to send us the following list of "spare-growing, free-blossoming creepers" as suitable for your purpose - viz.: 1. Abutilon striatum, orange and brown; 2. Acacia dealbata, golden yellow; 3. Bignonia jasminoides splendens, blush pink, and dark centre; 4. Bignonia speciosa, pink, with violet lines; 5. Dolichus lignosus, rose; 6. Hoya carnosa, white, tinted blush; 7. Jasminum azoricum, white; 8. Jasminum grandiflorum, white; 9. Keunedya monophylla, violet purple; 10. Lapageria rosea, carmine rose; 11. Passiflora Marrya'ctae, reddish rose; 12. Plumbago Cap-ensis, light porcelain blue; 13. Rhyncospermum jasminoides, white; 14. Sollya heterophylla, blue; and, 15. Passiflora hybrida floribunda, purplish lilac. They recommend the foregoing as a list of sparingly - branched climbers, free from exuberant growth, and including several old species; all of which are free blooming in mature growth. No. 2 is elegant in habit of foliage, and requires age and lateral growth to produce flowers. Nos. 3, 6,9, 10, and 13 are strictly evergreen; and numbers 4, 8, and 14, sub-evergreen. Nos. 7, 8, and 13 produce fragrant blossoms.
Nos. 6 and 8 should be placed in the warmest positions; Nos. 7, 8, 10, and 12 are adapted for blooming in winter. If more extensive-growing kinds were required, then there should be included Bignonia grandiflora, scarlet; Sola-num jasminiflorum, white; Tacsonia Van Volxemi, crimson; Tacsonia molli3-sima, rose; and Cobaea scandens variegata. We think this selection will afford you ample material for your purpose.