When we put in the new fence last year we took out a chunk of our driveway, replaced it with gravel and made a small flower bed next to the fence where I planted some climbing roses, a "red pygmy"dogwood, some hardy geraniums and some clematis.
Everything is happy and growing but the clematis in particular was not climbing very well. I talked to Lisa at Pot and Box (she and her shop are wonderful) and she said that because the fence is so solid I needed to give the little buggers a support to climb on.
So I got some eye hooks and some galvanized wire (I was going to use fishing line but we had the wire lying around and I figured it would last longer) and made a little lattice.
It was super easy and the plants already look happier. I can't wait until they go crazy and take over!