growing clematis on cedar trellis

totos.mom(6 SoCentral PA)July 3, 2010

Newbie question here. Although I am not new to gardening, I am not accustomed to growing flowers in so much sun (southern exposure in zone 6). I had my hubby build me a cedar trellis to support two climbing roses and three clematis vines. I was planning on weaving the clematis through the trellis but, now I'm thinking that might not work. Should I make other provisions for the clematis vines which appear to be twiners ("Perle d'Azur")? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Here is a link that might be useful: our new trellis

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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

Your link leads to a log-in page ....? Clematises climb by wrapping their petioles (leaf stems) around things. If the trellis has pieces that are small enough that the leaf petioles can wrap around them, the clematis will climb. If the roses are close to the clematises, the clematises will use the roses canes to climb if the trellis pieces are too large.

The clematis forum is probably a better place to ask clematis questions

Here is a link that might be useful: clematis forum

    Bookmark   July 3, 2010 at 10:13PM
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totos.mom(6 SoCentral PA)

Thanks, Woodyoak. I'm still trying to figure out how to post photos here. Can you point me to a "how to" page? The forum help page wasn't very clear ... well, not to me at least.

OK, I'll head on over to the clematis forum. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2010 at 2:49PM
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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

If you do a search, you will find lots of threads asking the same thing re how to post pictures. You obviously have the first step - an account with a photo hosting site. You now just have to figure out which line of code for your picture that you want to post will get it to appear here. The easy way may just be trial and error - copy what you think is right; do a preview of the post; if the picture doesn't show in the preview, you got the wrong code so erase it from the post and try another one! Once you figure out which one works from your site, you're 'off to the races'... :-)

    Bookmark   July 4, 2010 at 4:14PM
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