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Posted: 24/08/2013 at 18:12

That must mean you have seen a pic of my trellis???? I tried to upload it but the site said there was a problem, On my screen my post is showing no picture so apologies if it has uploaded several times.

Would you put some form of netting over the trellis?


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 17:41

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.





Posted: 24/08/2013 at 17:26

I honestly can't decide if I like it but at the end of the day it is a living thing and no way will I be cutting it down. There is a huge divide on our street with it, some neighbours love it and some hate it



Posted: 24/08/2013 at 16:25

Thank you for the reply. These look really good so I am going to look in to planting these along with a truck load of lavender.


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 13:34


We have a mature monkey puzzle at the end of our garden where it meets the public path. The soil is very dry around that area and as a result the turf looks terrible. Immediately below (around the trunk) we have seeded various wild flowers that have grown really well and look great but the next 6 - 10 foot we have very dry nearly dead grass.

The idea was to put a row of low shrubs that act as a border from the street. Beyond that some flowers etc, maybe make the whole border around 4 foot wide.

Any ideas?


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