Wall trellis using fishing line, suction hooks & silicone?

krystine(5AOntario)August 19, 2005

Hi,

Not sure if this is the right forum to post this or not...

I'm wondering if anyone's created their own wall trellis like the one sold here: (see link at bottom) using GE Silicone II Caulk, plastic suction hooks from the dollar store and fishing line?

I have a clematis I'd like to trellis on a brick wall and wondered if it was feasible/if anyone had tried it before...

thanks :)

Kristine

Here is a link that might be useful: Wall trellis kit

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jimster(z7a MA)

Notice that the Lee Valley kit uses metal pads and wire, not plastic suction cups and fishing line. Most plastics deteriorate in sunlight because of the UV rays. Fishing line, for sure, loses it's strength. Probably the suction cups will too. I would use rustproof metal parts.

Jim

    Bookmark   August 20, 2005 at 12:58PM
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jimster(z7a MA)

Notice that the Lee Valley kit uses metal pads and wire, not plastic suction cups and fishing line. Most plastics deteriorate in sunlight because of the UV rays. Fishing line, for sure, loses it's strength. Probably the suction cups will too. I would use rustproof metal parts.

Jim

    Bookmark   August 20, 2005 at 1:10PM
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krystine(5AOntario)

Thanks, I'll see what I can find for metal pads and wire...

    Bookmark   August 21, 2005 at 7:28AM
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krystine(5AOntario)

I just wanted to report back... I created the fishing line trellis last summer out of the dollar store suction cups, GE silicone and fishing line, and it's withstood Ontario's winter and sun's rays so far... here's a pic.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2006 at 10:32AM
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dmg2242

Your trellis looks great--I'm inspired to try my own this weekend!

Great job!
Denise

    Bookmark   March 20, 2008 at 2:07PM
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trowelgal(Kansas Zone 5)

I love it when people use ideas as a catalyst to create their own stuff. I do a lot of this and it gives me such a "charge". Your trellis is great! I may have to try it myself. Thanks for sharing.
trowelgal

    Bookmark   April 20, 2008 at 6:50PM
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