Perennials forum: What can I use for a trellis on a light post?

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
May 9, 2012 7:06 PM CST
I was hoping this small trellis would just be enough to train the Clematis to grow up on the light post, but it has flopped over on top of the white knock-out roses.
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NJBob
May 9, 2012 9:18 PM CST

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Can you loosely wrap some wire on the pole so the vine has something to hold onto. Wire with the black rubber coating should not be very noticeable.
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
May 10, 2012 3:33 AM CST
Yes, that would be good since the pole is black, Don't recall wire with black coating, what might it be called?
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daylilydreams
May 10, 2012 9:09 AM CST
I have seen green coated wire at Menards a home store, if you can't find black coated wire you could always paint the green coated black.
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Name: Bob
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NJBob
May 10, 2012 6:08 PM CST

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I go to the electrical dept at Lowe's or Home Depot they have all kinds of wire.Or an old black extension cord
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
May 10, 2012 6:15 PM CST
Thanks, I will look around this weekend and see what I can find. Thumbs up
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Name: Pippi21
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Pippi21
May 11, 2012 5:12 PM CST
What will be wrong with the green coated wire? Once your foliage has something to climb on, it's going to hide whatever color wire you get. Can you use regular hardware cloth(chicken wire)bend it to shape of light pole, hook it together with some silver thin wire and before you know it, that vine will be climbing up it. Let us know how it turns out. Good luck!
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
May 11, 2012 5:48 PM CST
Thanks Pippi. Thumbs up
Susan

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