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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 30, 2011
10:31 AM

Post #8596949

You're gonna love this .. I was wandering around Home Depot and was looking at rebar thinking I could thread some chicken wire through it for a trellis and right next to it was something called a Masonry Ladder. My jaw dropped. It's 10 feet long and 6 inches wide with cross pieces every foot or so. The ends are free so you can just step on them to get them in the ground. If you need something bigger then wire two together length wise or side by side. They cost only $2.79 here .. Here is the SKU number 213 470. If your Home Depot has them they should be right next to the rebar.

They aren't very sturdy to you'll need to shore them up for heavier vines.

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risingcreek
sun city, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 30, 2011
6:19 PM

Post #8597951

that is such a great idea !

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

May 31, 2011
5:34 AM

Post #8598709

Wow! Exactly what I am looking for.
Thanks!
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 31, 2011
5:49 AM

Post #8598736

They are terrific! I went and got more yesterday. I'm using some old metal poles to shore them up, they were part of the frame for that cheapo Gazebo thingy you get at the family dollar stores that blows away with the first good breeze .. (I'm so glad I'm a packrat - kept them for 2 years and finally found a use for them). I just pound them into the ground then wire them to the sides of the arch .. makes them super strong.

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Rebeccatowoc
Stewart, TN

June 4, 2011
1:13 PM

Post #8608614

So grateful to you for posting that piece of information. Last year I planted some red honeysuckle on an obelisk. This year the honeysuckle was shooting out the top of the obelisk two or three feet and I just couldn't find some kind of inexpensive trellis or attachment to give it the little bit of support it needed (and was too cheap to spring for a six or eight foot trellis.) The masonry ladder should work just perfectly. Now if only my husband happened to be heading into town . . . but sooner or later we'll get some. Thank you!
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 4, 2011
1:17 PM

Post #8608628

They work really well and I have plants climbing all over them. I'm trying some of the heavy luffa on one this year and if it can hold up I'm considering make a luffa tunnel next year.

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melsalz
Mooresville, NC
(Zone 7b)

June 23, 2011
8:30 AM

Post #8648858

Now that's what I call clever. Excellent!
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 23, 2011
2:41 PM

Post #8649642

I'm loving them and they are really easy to move!
risingcreek
sun city, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 23, 2011
5:51 PM

Post #8649992

after reading these posts i went out and purchased a few. they are wonderful. i am so glad you passed along this info.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 17, 2011
9:39 AM

Post #8697601

Update .. these things are perfect! Plants love them and do very well. Next year they will replace all those crappy arches I used to get at the Family Dollar store! Every time I go to Home Depot I pick up a couple .. I'm afraid if I get bunches at once they will raise the price! At less than 3 dollars they are a steal!

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Danasplants
Mulberry, FL

July 17, 2011
1:22 PM

Post #8697986

You hit the nail right on the head with these they have like 8 hundred and something at mine there actually rusting they have been there so long I am running white christmas lights on them with the vines looks good at night
annie63
Bloomingdale, NJ

July 19, 2011
12:38 PM

Post #8701992

What a great idea, thanks for sharing it! I am late in the game this year but going hog wild with planting more and more seeds . I figured hey, if they don't fully mature, at least I have an idea of what I'm dealing with next year (habit, growth, etc.). Like the elephant ear bulbs I "thought" would be good houseplants that are now 4' high in the garden and waaayyy too big for my house :).

I have some various baby vines started I want to play with so I'm going to get me some of that too!
Rebeccatowoc
Stewart, TN

July 21, 2011
7:18 PM

Post #8707428

You know, I looked for those at Lowe's and they didn't know what I was talking about. Is it only Home Depot that has them?
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 21, 2011
8:30 PM

Post #8707574

I haven't even bothered to look for them at lowes so I don't know .. being masonry ladders if they had them they'd probably be where they keep the mortar, rebar and blocks. At home depot they are right next to rebar.

mjsponies

mjsponies
DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 25, 2011
3:44 AM

Post #8713548

I checked at Lowe's also, and they didn't have them. Home Depot is a hike so haven't taken the time to go all the way down there.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 25, 2011
4:12 AM

Post #8713568

You might look at any local lumber yards or builders supplies. They won't be as cheap as HD but they are a common item used in laying block.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

July 25, 2011
6:31 AM

Post #8713741

Found another great use for them .. shade cloth holders! It's been so hot and dry here that when the sun hit my Black Runner Elephant ear it was literally cooking the leaves! So I spent about a half hour trying to figure out how to get shade cloth over the area to no avail then said Ah ha! Drilled holes in the fence for one end and stepped on the other end to get it in the ground. Then threw the shade cloth over it. Voila!

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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 14, 2011
3:12 PM

Post #8756288

Love this idea. You are so clever ;) I've been trying to find something to make an arch over my backyard gate. I have several vines planted next to it that need and arch to climb over. Thanks for sharing.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 14, 2011
4:51 PM

Post #8756449

They are great and I keep finding more uses for them!
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

August 28, 2011
9:59 PM

Post #8782287

Love this kind of find. You scored, GOOOAL!
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2011
6:33 AM

Post #8782699

Yep .. they are certainly going to replace all those flimsy crappy arch/trellises I'm using now! They both passed the test. A single one on the left held a Clerodendrum and the two wired together on the right were able to hold a luffa vine with no problems.

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hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

August 29, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8783949

I love that. It is not a trellis for a Wisteria but there are a lot of climbers that don't need that type of structure. MG would be great on those. Thanks.
FlaFlower
Miami Dade, FL
(Zone 11)

October 18, 2011
6:09 PM

Post #8854641

Great idea for an arbour...wow
PerennialGirl
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 4a)

February 7, 2012
10:53 AM

Post #8998018

Great idea...thanks!!
marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2012
6:43 PM

Post #9012578

Now I just need to find them here in NJ.
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 24, 2012
4:11 PM

Post #9018753

Went to our HD and they told me no such thing. What else is new. I checked myself next to rebar and they didn't have it. Will check with lumber supply place not to far from me. Small bus. and if they don't have something they will order it in.
Thank you for the tip.

Bonnie
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 24, 2012
6:25 PM

Post #9018920

Did you give them the SKU number? SKU 213 470
marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2012
5:38 AM

Post #9019228

yep, no such thing
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 25, 2012
7:00 AM

Post #9019326

Hmm .. that's strange! Your best bet would be to try a builders supply store - don't think a lumber yard would have it. I just did a quick check in the yellow pages for your town for Masonry Equipment & Supplies stores. You might want to start calling a few on Monday.

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

April 5, 2012
8:41 AM

Post #9070685

what are these wonderful little ladders made of?
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 5, 2012
12:10 PM

Post #9070884

I don't know but I'm thinking galvanized something .. doesn't seem heavy enough for steel.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 7, 2012
11:11 AM

Post #9073147

Well I just finished up making the arches for the passion vines using the masonry ladders .. they are working out amazingly well!!!!

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woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

April 8, 2012
6:36 AM

Post #9073910

Oh you are going to have to send us a picture when you have your plans growing and blooming on them. They look great!
bedouin
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10b)

April 29, 2012
9:24 PM

Post #9103341

Thank you for posting the information Xeramtheum. Truly, this is a splended solution for vines. Plus a very attractive one with vines in flull bloom or just plain green! Even good wired together to make a nice wide vine trellis against a wall - easy to paint the wall behind the vines should that be necessary in the future!
Dean_W
Central Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 29, 2012
10:32 PM

Post #9103386

Great find! That's exactly something like what I'm looking for. I better write down the name of it now before I forget by the time I go to the store. Cool!
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 30, 2012
4:57 AM

Post #9103505

They are nifty! If you can't find them at Home Depot (I've never seen them at Lowes), you should be able to find them at masonry supply stores .. they even come in different widths too!
Dean_W
Central Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 30, 2012
4:59 AM

Post #9103507

I've searched their web site and can't find anything named Masonry ladders. But I did see some in a web search. I may just go down to Home Depot and look.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 30, 2012
7:38 AM

Post #9103725

I've never seen them HD website either.
allgr8dogs
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

June 12, 2012
10:27 PM

Post #9163085

Thanks for your very clever idea
and cool find!

kevcarr59

kevcarr59
BUda, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 14, 2012
10:45 PM

Post #9165798

Most masonry supply houses that handle stucco supplies will have them. I used to work for one and we handled it all the time, and most of the different sizes. Never thought of using it for trellis... You might have better results searching for "ladder wire"...I think the biggest size is 8" or 10", but they measure real weird. If I recall, they measure about 2" less than what they are called, 10" is actually 8", and so on.
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2012
6:39 PM

Post #9245122

I am still holding on to this thread so I can remember to do it one day.
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

September 17, 2012
1:36 PM

Post #9277964

Great ide!a
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

September 17, 2012
2:14 PM

Post #9278008

They worked out beautifully for me this year!

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seedpicker_TX
(Taylor) Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 15, 2013
1:58 PM

Post #9386261

great idea!

Cut shorter, they would make great row tunnel hoops. Much sturdier than a single hoop, like in this picture, and would keep the frost cover or shade cover from sagging as much between the hoops, since they are wider. Thanks for the tip!

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paani
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

January 15, 2013
7:22 PM

Post #9386628

took a tip from kevcarr59 and looked up ladder mesh. Bingo! Found a manufacturer's site that shows all the different widths and thickneses they make. (some of the thicker stuff may work for tomato cages too?!). As if that weren't enough, there's "Truss Mesh" - with a zig zag pattern! http://wirebond.com/
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 16, 2013
5:19 AM

Post #9386837

How cool is that! I'm thinking I need to go visit some masonry supply stores around here!
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 22, 2013
6:16 AM

Post #9393455

I'm going to rey to locate them again this year. Will go argue with HD first.
Worth looking for I'm sure.
Bonnie
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 22, 2013
7:25 AM

Post #9393513

Thanks for leading me here, Bonnie.

Fantastic idea, Xeramtheum! I'll be using it in a few places this year.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

January 22, 2013
6:41 PM

Post #9394191

Cool product, I'll have to look into that.

kevcarr59

kevcarr59
BUda, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 23, 2013
2:02 AM

Post #9394395

Bonnie, HD doesn't carry the ladder wire, which is perplexing, since they carry all the other masonry & stucco supplies. When I drove truck I picked up the ladder wire at the distributor in Ft. Worth. One time I had to get 1 bundle of the small wire and had it on the back of a 48' flatbed trailer. Had a few chuckles on the CB with that LOAD...
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 23, 2013
5:24 AM

Post #9394448

In a few more weeks I'll be setting up my MG beds using the wire ladders - I'm planning to grow 24 different cultivars! Here is the list of what I'll be growing.

Apricot Candy
BP-MBR - F2 Cross
BP-MBR - F3 Cross
BP-MBR - F3 Cross
BP-MBR - F4 Cross
Firecracker Vine
Sepacuitensis
Aomurasakihigesibori - OP
Blue Silk - PB
Blue Silk ♀ x Rose Silk ♂
Blue Silk ♂ x Rose Silk ♀
Dbl Blue Picotee
Fujishibori
Hige - Pink -SR_Bed_Center_Post_OP
Hige - Possibly Gypsy Bride - Mix - Frame-OP
Kanoko Red Speckled
Kikyo X Fuji - OP - F2 White-Feardyn OP
Kikyo X Fuji - OP - F2 White-Feardyn PB
Kikyo Zaki OP Fujishibori - F2
Minibar Rose
Mixed OP - Fearadyn - F2 - OP
Platy Blue X Fujishibori - F3 - OP
Red Picotee - A
Yojiro Mix

Here is a picture of the diagram I worked out.

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

January 23, 2013
7:00 PM

Post #9395416

That's a LOT of Morning glory!
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 23, 2013
7:16 PM

Post #9395448

That's about the number I grow every year - I like MG's
bellieg
Virginia Beach, VA

January 27, 2013
2:50 AM

Post #9398802

Clever !! Will go to HD .

Belle

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BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 27, 2013
6:54 AM

Post #9398932

Zeran,
I want to see them when they are all in bloom. You will have a spectacular display of MG. I would think they would grow here in central Fl. First to get those ladders.

Kev:
Exactly what I was thinking. Have to buy a bundle. We have a 16 ft. trailor but lots of trouble to hook up just for a bundle but we have done wacker things. Just don't know what I would do with a whole bundle.

I'll find someplace to get it I'm sure.
Thanks all, Bonnie
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 27, 2013
7:36 AM

Post #9398967

Sorry for screwing up spelling of your name. I'll try to hit X next time.

Boy did you start someting with this thread. I think you deserve a commission on sales that I'm sure will increase.

Bonnie
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 27, 2013
7:41 AM

Post #9398973

Lol .. not to worry .. you should hear some of the attempts to pronounce Xeramtheum by people who don't know that X sounds like a Z. As to the boost in masonry ladder sales, I just hope home depot doesn't catch on and start charging more for them!

I'll be starting the MG seeds around late February .. I'd like to start them sooner but experience has taught me not to since they have a nasty tendency to grab everything in sight and give them a hug once they reach over 6 inches tall .. it's a real pain to have to extricate victims from the MG Muggers without damaging anything.
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 27, 2013
2:03 PM

Post #9399285

Xeranthrum,
Isn't your forum name the name of a European plant? It just intrigued me so I tried to look it up.

I also ended up on http://www.wirebond.com site. the other night. When I worked in purchasing for FMC Corp. we ordered welding wire in large spools and it wouldn't surprise me if they didn't mfg. that. My husb. is a retired welder and he said if he had a piece and cut it he would know what it was made of exactly. He studyed metalergy as part of an apprenticeship and has welded up many different types of wire over the years.

It's a riot how someting gets started on these forums and spreads like wildfire. I think its wonderful how we help each other develope ideas and uses for products intended for someting else. Ingenuity!!!

Bonnie
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

January 27, 2013
2:55 PM

Post #9399326

I changed a few letters in Xeranthemum - a kind of daisy.

kevcarr59

kevcarr59
BUda, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 27, 2013
8:03 PM

Post #9399598

Bonnie:
You don't have to worry about the trailer... If I remember, the small size I had to pick up was the 2" wire, and the pieces are only 6' long. You could put it in a Smart car...LOL... I has being a little sarcastic...

BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 28, 2013
4:49 AM

Post #9399802

Thanks Kev,
We have an old pickup that hauls everything. I have a new SantaFe SUV and have hauled stuff in it I shouldn't but heck its for my use not a trophy vehicle. Do you recall the price of a bundle and how many pieces were in it? If not that ok. I just like to plan finances as we live on SS.

Well sun is up and its almost 8AM so its time I got outside and got busy. Someone once told me a garden was NEVER don and always an ongoing project and its so true.

Have a good day.

Bonnie

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

January 28, 2013
7:12 AM

Post #9399947

YES, my garden is more in process than the interior of my home. Don't get me wrong, I have unfinished projects there too, but the garden!!! OH my garden I enjoy!!!

kevcarr59

kevcarr59
BUda, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 29, 2013
2:29 PM

Post #9401652

BG:
That was about 8 or 9 years ago so the price has more than likely gone up 50 or 60%, but it's not expensive. The bundles are about 20 or 25 pieces, depending on size. They don't weight but about 40#'s... or so..



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digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

February 6, 2013
6:18 PM

Post #9410682

Xera , I see you have some of that bamboo stuff like fence . Where can I get that and what is it called ? Looks great .
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 7, 2013
6:12 AM

Post #9410973

It's called Reed Fencing .. I get it at Home Depot. Looks good for about a year or so then goes weathered brown. If you spray it with some water seal stuff it stays pretty a little bit longer. I have to replace it every 3 years. I just checked a Home Depot in your area and it carries it. You'll find it in the Garden Department.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

February 7, 2013
9:49 AM

Post #9411144

Thanks bunches . I'll call them for price . I'm in Texas tho , we have H D here too .
Jay13
Linden, NC

April 8, 2013
2:32 PM

Post #9476399

Hey ya'll new to the forum and this thread caught my eye. when I went to the Lowes website I found that they call the ladders "Steel Remesh" http://www.lowes.com/pd_12150-157-05573_0__?productId=3010028 and sell them 10' long for $3.47!! I am over the moon since I have been trying to find an affordable solution to my vining tomatoes and I think this one just might work!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

April 8, 2013
3:35 PM

Post #9476480

Terrific! Thanks so much!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

April 8, 2013
6:04 PM

Post #9476675

THANKS Jay, and welcome to this forum.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
7:08 PM

Post #9476721

Cool! Thanks for the tip .. I looked at my lowes and couldn't find them - I'll have to look again.

kevcarr59

kevcarr59
BUda, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 8, 2013
10:07 PM

Post #9476907

Any good masonry or stucco supply house should have this item, and in the different sizes. I've seen it from about 2" wide all the way up to almost 12" wide, but the thickness didn't change all that much.
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 20, 2013
4:23 PM

Post #9491103

Still haven't called but here's Wire-Bond tel. no. and they are mfg. 1-800-849-6722. They should have list of their retail outlets.

Xeran-just had plant RU here last Sat. By accident I planted MG seeds in 3 flats and they really took off. What was left I am putting in hanging pots. Boy do they cling to anything they are near. Wonderful.
BTW have any pics of yours now.

Bonnie
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 20, 2013
5:16 PM

Post #9491154

Accidentally clicked on Texas gardening forum. Wow what they did with cattle panels for trellises is fantastic. I'm sure with all the cows growing around here we must have them at Tractor Supply or one of the feed stores. Will check it out.
My husb. happens to be a retired welder and if he won't do he can show me how to. They made beautiful oblisks (sp).
What inspiration.

Bonnie

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

April 20, 2013
5:54 PM

Post #9491204

Yes, cattle panels do work great but they are SPENDY>>>!!
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

April 21, 2013
7:09 AM

Post #9491702

Cattle panels only cost about 15.00 -16.00 bucks here or in Tex too . One can make two arbors

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

April 21, 2013
2:43 PM

Post #9492119

OK, then NOT talking about the cattle panels I'm familiar with!!

Gitagal

Gitagal
Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 13, 2013
7:03 PM

Post #9558225

I work for a HD here in Baltimore-

Went to their on-line page--homedepot.com--and nothing came up.
Not by the Sku--and not by the name.

Might have gone to La-La-Land in the sky...or it may be something "Regional"...

Gita
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

June 13, 2013
8:00 PM

Post #9558297

I'm still buying them here .. next to the rebar.

I really put them to the test this year and they are working out better than I imagined!

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Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

August 26, 2013
3:51 PM

Post #9642157

I'm going to check when I get down there. Might be a while tho. 100 miles away. Will try to find something closer.

In the meantime, I have a question,and since you are an expert on Morning Glories it looks like I came to the right place. I planted 2 hanging planters of Japanese Morning Glories this spring. They are all filled out in vines, but no flowers at all. Am attaching pictures. I have them in the shade because when I put them in the sun they didn't grow and almost wilted all the time.

If you can help me I would appreciate it. Also, I gave them Bloom fertilizer once.

Thanks, Jeanette


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Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

August 26, 2013
3:56 PM

Post #9642161

Whoops, wonder what happened. The picture isn't there. Here it is I hope.

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digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

August 26, 2013
4:18 PM

Post #9642185

Jnette , most farm ,feed stores carry them . Cost more there tho .

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 26, 2013
5:54 PM

Post #9642284

Jnette, I hope somebody with some expertise gets back to you, I'm curious too!
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 26, 2013
6:02 PM

Post #9642297

In my experience, Morning Glory's need at least 8 hours of full sun to bloom well. The only MG that seem to do well in pots are the trailing MG's like Shidare or Sunsmiles and then need to be watered twice a day at best when the weather is hot .. at least in my zone. I'm amazed that yours seem to have stopped growing when in full sun. Best to grow climbing MG's in the ground or pots no smaller than 2 gallon.

Also MG rooted cuttings sometimes won't bloom at all.
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

August 26, 2013
9:57 PM

Post #9642458

Thanks Digger, I will check that. What do they call them in those places?

Well, I guess I can kiss those MGs goodby. Too bad, they were expensive. Think I got them from the UK.
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 31, 2013
7:13 PM

Post #9647178

Still have pic. I printed out from Wire-bond site. Will carry it with me to stores.

Also, called our feed store about cattle panels. They are 16' long and $36.00 ea.
Worse part is I would have to buy bolt cutters to cut them with so that tells me they are very thick wire.

If I can find the wire mesh ladders I'm sure they would be much easier to work with.
I haven't forgotton about them just have had other projects that had to be done first.

Bonnie
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

September 1, 2013
9:39 AM

Post #9647619

It depends on what you want them for Bonnie. Gosh, those cattle panels are really expensive. I paid $18 for mine, but that was about 6 or so years ago. If you are just putting light weight vines on them I would go with the others. But if you are going to put something like Trumpet Vine, or Kiwi vines, that are very heavy, I would go with the cattle panels. They would be there for years so the expense would be worth it.

Have you shopped around? HD, Lowes, etc. might have them. Would be, should be, cheaper than that.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

September 2, 2013
12:02 PM

Post #9648675

M g's are so invasive here . No thanks .
That's ridiculous for cattle panels . Call around to all farm supplies and McCoys hardware if you have one in that area . Shouldn't be over 16-20 dollars apiece .
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

September 2, 2013
12:34 PM

Post #9648705

Still can't believe $36 for cattle panels. Are you sure you got that right? Nobody pays that. I would tell them so. Ask them why they are so high? Maybe they made a mistake in pricing them.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 2, 2013
8:11 PM

Post #9649175

Awwwwwwwww... it's good to have knowledgeable friends!
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

September 2, 2013
9:24 PM

Post #9649203

Well, let us know what you do. What you find out there. Jen
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

September 3, 2013
7:32 AM

Post #9649461

Forget the bolt cutter ,not enough uses for the price . Get an angle grinder . It's electric and can be used for many jobs , cutting the top off of nails that refuse to come out , as well as bolts that break off . You will use it for a lot of jobs that pop up . Cheap too .
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

September 3, 2013
8:51 AM

Post #9649523

Problem there Sally, is that you have to be near electricity to use it. The bolt cutters can be used anywhere. Guess it depends on each person's situation.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

September 3, 2013
11:02 AM

Post #9649634

That's why God invented generators .LOL
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

September 3, 2013
12:00 PM

Post #9649721

Come on Sally, I thought you said cheaper.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 3, 2013
4:40 PM

Post #9649975

We cut cattle panels with DHs reciprocating saw which is cordless rechargeable. Cheap? Not at all but the guy already had to tool!

Haven't priced cattle panels lately but all I can say is OUCH!
Depending on which one it is, I guess the prices aren't too out of line. http://www.tractorsupply.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchDisplay?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&pageSize=&beginIndex=0&searchSource=Q&sType=SimpleSearch&resultCatEntryType=2&showResultsPage=true&pageView=image&autoSuggestURL=AutoSuggestView?coreName=MC_10001_CatalogEntry_en_US&serverURL=http%3a%2f%2ftsc-prod-lb01.crossview.inc%3a3737%2fsolr%2fMC_10001_CatalogEntry_en_US&searchTerm=cattle panel
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

September 3, 2013
5:17 PM

Post #9650012

Well, even Tractor Supply's to my zip code is $21.99 and the closest one to me is Laurel, Montana, no idea where that is, so not bad to get it to me for that price. Can't imagine why your quote is so high. Maybe that is their "in store" price. Don't know.

Still say Home Depot would be the place to try. Bonnie,do you have a Tractor Supply near you, or a HD? Lowes? Hardware stores? They all would have them. I can't remember, think you said your quote was from a feed store?
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

September 4, 2013
5:13 AM

Post #9650318

19.99 in my store . Didn't check everything , but consider shipping , is High !Wouldn't even consider buying online , unless they could be picked up at store .
Those feeder lot panels are expensive , maybe that's what you were looking at .
mlmlakestevens
Lake Stevens, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 5, 2013
1:44 PM

Post #9651605

I was at a Lowes recently, in suburban Seattle so no cattle panels. But in the indoor lumber area they have a stack of "Mesh Sheets" which are 84"x 42", for $7.20 each which seems like a good price for a trellis. The squares look about 6" or so. It is like the masonry ladder Xeramtheum first mentioned (I was hoping to find the skinny ones). I have a bolt cutter though, so I might get one and cut it up to make my skinny tall trellis for a Clematis 'Bill MacKenzie' I am growing up a deck post.
I don't totally like the shiny metal look, would prefer rust. Does anyone know it these rust? When you see rebar sticking out of old concrete it always seems rusty.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

September 5, 2013
5:44 PM

Post #9651828

Mimi , I don't know if they rust or not , but you can spray or brush paint them with Rustoleum paint for metal if you like .
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 7, 2013
7:43 PM

Post #9653704

I checked feed store first cause thats where we buy all our cow feed. We have a grinder. I plan to check at Lowes for the steel remesh now that I know the name. I want something I can haul out into garden put it tog. and set it up. Alamanda I have ia very thin vine so should support it with no problem. If I were putting something like wisteria on it I'd go for cattle panels.
We have been going to treatments every day for 3 weeks for my husb. and have 3 more weeks to go so haven't got much of anything done outside lately but I will when these trips are overwith. Hour up, hour there and hour home is a real pain but hopefully he will feel better from it.
Thanks to all for your suggestions.
Bonnie
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2013
10:24 PM

Post #9653782

Bonnie, so sorry to hear of your husband's problems. After the treatments, and I don't know what they are for, will he be able to get around?

Seems like this is the year that everyone I know is falling apart. Really awful feeling. Wish you both well.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 8, 2013
5:28 AM

Post #9653911

Yes ~ 2013 has been a fall apart year! And it doesn't seem to be over yet...

Just a note to watch on the metal cattle panels in the heat of the south. Tender vines growing on metal in full sun sometimes get scorched from the heat of the metal. Just a mention to watch for this in case...

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 8, 2013
10:45 AM

Post #9654143

Good thought Podster! Our days here in the Eastern part of Washington gets scorchers. 300 days of sunshine here in this area with 100+ days MANY days of the summer.

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