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This spring I will plant several climbing roses. I have been looking at options that I might do or hire someone to put up. I am not talking about arches and arbors, just vertical supports of the cheapest, simplest varieties.
I have a workshop with a blank wall. I thought I would use eye-bolts and air plane wire for two climbers there. I will plant one to over-run a tree, and besides that I will have several others. Things I have considered are:
posts connected with heavy chains
lattice connected to strong vertical supports to make a double lattice width.
copper as a medium for a trellis
PVC as a medium as a trellis
posts for shorter climbers
Does anyone have any suggestions that seem as though they would be easy and supportive? The roses will be the real show, not the trellises.
I have used eye-screws with cheap small eye galvanized chain to give the plant something to hang on to, Have also used pvc to make a tall rack for gourds - did not care if they produced or not - wanted the shade from their leaves - worked, too.
Edited for spelling: If I could only get my fingers to hit the right keys.