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Masonry Ladders for Climbing Plants

By Xeramtheum
January 25, 2013

I think my all time favorite plants are vines and climbers. My biggest problem has been giving them something to climb on. For years I was using those flimsy arches you get at a Dollar Store which would snap if you looked at them wrong; so last winter I was determined to find something sturdier.

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ladyluck418
May 9, 2014 7:49 AM CST
What state was that Home Depot in?
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 9, 2014 8:04 AM CST
Summerville, South Carolina.
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Name: Beverly
Colima, Mexico (Zone 11a)
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vitrsna
Feb 11, 2015 2:36 PM CST
Anne, i love your idea of using the Masonry Ladders. I am going to run up to the Home Depot here and see if they have them. Here in Colima, we can't just go to the store and buy a trellis, wood will rot within a week, helped out by termites and certain moth larva, in addition to the weather so it is really out of the question. I wanted an arch for the garden and had an iron one made by a local metal worker. I also bought some chicken wire for additional growing space, but that stuff is lethal with little wires poking out here and there. I have a butterfly garden and sure didn't want to see butterflies impaled on some of those wires so i gave it to a neighbor. We can buy chain link (or cyclone) fencing but it is expensive and more problematic to install. If i can find some Masonry Ladders here, i think they will work very well. Thank You! for the idea Hurray!
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hybridizer Birds Seed Starter Cat Lover
Pollen collector Moon Gardener Hibiscus Greenhouse Dragonflies Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Xeramtheum
Feb 11, 2015 2:40 PM CST
Thanks! You really don't want to use anything on the ladders except for twine, otherwise it will be a nightmare cleaning the dead stuff off.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover."

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