Posted: Today at 12:10
Daryl - I have a similar set up for summer clematis and I just do the same as chicky. Some of mine have about 18 inches to reach the trellis and a few will have the canes removed as they don't need pruning back hard so the framework will remain. I do train them across the space but the theory is the same as you can see in the pic below.
You can also add a length of wire on vine eyes to bridge the gap if you prefer. It's almost invisible especially once the plants grow a bit.