Views: 428, Replies: 3 » Jump to the end
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.

[View the item] Give a thumbs up


ladyluck418
May 9, 2014 7:49 AM CST
What state was that Home Depot in?
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
A closed mouth gathers no foot
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
Image
Xeramtheum
May 9, 2014 8:04 AM CST
Summerville, South Carolina.
"Listen & Silent are spelled with the same letters.

Think about it ; )
Name: Beverly
Colima, Mexico (Zone 11a)
Butterflies Organic Gardener Tropicals Native Plants and Wildflowers Seed Starter
Image
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)
A closed mouth gathers no foot
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
Image
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.
"Listen & Silent are spelled with the same letters.

Think about it ; )

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Masonry Ladders for Climbing Plants
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Daylily 'Sweet Child of Mine'"