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24/08/2013 at 18:24

Hi, I have made a trellis for our fence hoping to get some of my new plants to attach themselves to it. My concern, although a bit late now, can a trellis be too thick? This one is made out of 50mm x 25mm roofing timbers.

The plants are...

Solanum Laxum 'Album' which I think is on steroids, gone crazy already!

Sollya Heterophylla

Clematis Montana Var. Rubens

Clematis Apple Blossom.

The 2 clematis are new so have not progressed much yet but as I said the Solanum Laxum has grown really fast.

The Sollya Heterophylla looks ok but has not grown one bit so I have put this in a pot as I don't really know what to do with it...

Oh I am very new to all this green fingered lark so forgive me if I have done anything stupid or got the name wrong.

 

Thanks

24/08/2013 at 19:15

As you have got young plants several which will cling by tendrils you might be better to staple some plastic square trellis to it (image below as I don't know if I have explained very well) so you can tie in and give them a leg up.

 

 

 

http://i01.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/491012513/plastic_garden_mesh_netting.jpg_250x250.jpg

25/08/2013 at 11:37

Ah I see. I might try and find something thin and clear soit will be harder to see. Thanks for the advice

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