Clematis around light post
Hi All...thought to share a cool trellis method.
I have several Clematis around my light posts that have done poorly...the plant comes back every year but does not grow well. I have tried 'helping' it by tying it to the post but it goes no where.
After a little research I found that Clematis needs a thin style trellis for its tendrils to grab onto. If it does not have this - it will not grow. So true, so true!
So...I toyed with digging them up and making a special trellis but really did not want to transplant and perhaps lose them. I happened to have some wire fencing left from the vegetable garden and decided to use it up and around my lamp posts to trellis the Clematis. It is thin enough to wrap right around the post, tall enough (5 feet) to extend the whole height of the post.
It is working beautifully - the plants are climbing so well - bigger than they have eve been in the last 5 years I have had them. Here is a picture - I suspect it will grow right up the post. Lots of buds - can't wait to see it fully bloomed!