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fixing trellis

Hi, our neighbour has just put up a new fence, and we're looking to grow some climbing plants against it. I was wondering what the best way to support them is. The fence has concrete posts, so I don't fancy fixing eyes/wire, I'm thinking trellis would be easiest. I could fix the trellis to the wood panels, or should I put posts up and fix to that? How far away from the fence does the tellis need to be? So far we have a rose and a jasminoides, looking to get a couple more plants so any suggestions welcome.


  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,470

    If it's your neighbours fence you can't fix anything to it, or grow anything up it, without their permission.  With concrete posts the easiest way to create supports is to run wires horizontally across, there are wire eyes available which clamp to the posts and don't do any damage - again agreement from the neighbour is required.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    If you don't want to ask your neighbour for any reason, you can put posts your side a few inches away from the fence and mount your trellis on that.  You can get 50x50mm metposts which are easy to drive into the ground and insert 50x50mm timber posts which would be more than strong enough to support even a heavy trellis.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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