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Jan 25, 2013 11:22 PM CST
|Joanne, this is another great idea for garden trellis. |
Great pictorial photos of the project.
Jan 26, 2013 5:14 AM CST
|I was wondering if the trellis is mounted flush with your home, or stands out a bit. I heard a talk that said the distance between the trellis and wall was needed for a healthy vine.|
All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so.
Name: George Kashton
St.Petersburg, or Sochi, or No (Zone 10a)
I like wild environment.
Jan 26, 2013 7:27 AM CST
|That's sure a nice idea how to build up trellises, and might be of help for me. Several years ago, I planted the hops from the woods in the yard of my house in down town St.Petersburg, and I believe I had chosen not exactly the right place for it. Every year I see as it struggles to grow from the shade on the western side of the stone fence. I believe, when it reaches the height of the decorative grid (about 6 ft from the ground), then it starts growing faster, cause there's sun there.|
Jan 26, 2013 7:54 AM CST
|I grew Hops over a pergola and they went across the garage roof and into trees behind the area.20 feet is considered short.I couldnt believe how fast they grow.|
Jan 26, 2013 9:00 AM CST
|Gotta love those zip ties! That is an awesome idea .. were you able to hang it yourself or did you secure the top one then add the bottom one?|
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Jan 26, 2013 10:08 AM CST
|Thanks for all the questions. I put this trellis in place over 6 years ago, so I will do my best to remember how I put it up.|
Jo Ann's pergola is the best suited structure for a hops vine, but I don't have a spot for a pergola in my small city yard
My house is a bi-level, so the over hang is about 4 feet from ground level. Just so happened that was a good spot to secure the two trellis' to the house (that's the only spot that it is attached top the house). It has held up through high winds very well. I have never had it shift or move away from the house.
I did it myself. I attached the two together 1st, flat on the ground. It's important to make sure the zip ties are as tight as can be and the more the better
It is leaning against the house, so the very top is the only spot that it is flush and touching, but there is a space for the vine to twine the entire height, excluding the very top where it is leaning and touching.
Here's the photo's again that will open bigger (my computer system is due for an upgrade and it didn't work in the article)
Jan 26, 2013 12:34 PM CST
| Joanne thank you so much for the now enlarging photos. They are amazing, and encouraging to me. I am going to use this for both the new clematis I have and for pole beans. |
Can't wait to try it. Do you have some ideas where to find similar trellising?
Jan 26, 2013 2:22 PM CST
|I have seen some like these at Lowes Lynn.|
Great idea Joanne, thanks for inspiring us!
Jan 26, 2013 2:31 PM CST
|Thank you Sue. I was thinking that two of the attached at the top would be attractive for pole beans in the garden.|
Jan 26, 2013 2:50 PM CST
|Yes, I got my at a Canadian hardware store. Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart etc would all be worth checking. Check that it's well made and sturdy. You don't want it to bend over or break|
Jan 26, 2013 5:05 PM CST