my new DIY rose trellis-simple and easy
I've owned several store bought trellises but needed something simpler and easier for all the climbing roses that are small now but getting bigger every day.
I'm sure I was inspired by several people on this forum but just wanted to post photos for anyone wishing for something do-it-yourself.
What I like most is that it will disappear once there is enough plant material on it.
Here is the bottom showing the conduit which was pounded into the ground at least 12 inches for stability. The deeper the better.
Here is the finished 10 foot trellis (perhaps it is another name than trellis but I cannot think of it)
Here is detail of the top
(4) 10' long 3/8" diameter rebar
(2) 8' conduit to fit rebar
metal cutter (jigsaw handheld with metal blade)
1. Cut one 8' conduit into (4) 2' pieces
2. Pound these into the ground about 1-1.5' deep to hold rebar
3. put each 10' rebar into conduit, push into firmly
4. cut (2) 20" pieces from other conduit
5. Cut 2 notches in each piece to make a"U" shape
6. Bend slowly or metal will break
Attach "U" pieces to top of each pair of rods
Wire both together when done
This trellis is very stable and should survive most winds (hurricanes visit here) and weight loads. You could even fill the bottom conduit with epoxy if you never wanted to move it.
Tomorrow I'll attach the rose to it's new trellis.