Question about vine training for Alison...
... or anyone else who has planted vines against a fence, really.
Alison, I was doing some searches on Gardenweb for various plant types and I came across a post of yours from last year showing your urban garden in early spring, and then later in the season. I noticed that you had looped what looks like heavy garden twine up and around the top rail of your wooden fence to train sweet autumn clematis and nasturtiums vertically.
I'd like to do something similar this year, but I wanted to ask how you have those attached to the ground. Are they just tied to a wooden stake? I'm trying to figure out a way for me to do something similar, but in such a manner that it will hold up to the, um, "scrutiny" of a very helpful, 87-lb., furry garden "assistant." :)
Any suggestions? TIA!