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Trumpet Vine

Posted by allison253 Phoenix (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 13, 08 at 13:28

I bought a trumpet vine last fall and planted it against the south wall of my front porch. I need to get something to support it and encourage it to grow up and out. I know it does wonderfully along a post but I want it to grow all over the wall. Any suggestions on what to use. I have a v shaped wood trellis, but I am thinking about a large square trellis since I want it to spread. Thanks for your help.

Allison


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RE: Trumpet Vine

Use masonry anchors and wire to adhere cattle panels along the wall, it will be invisible and give the vine all it needs to cover the whole thing.


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RE: Trumpet Vine

What is a cattle panel? Where do you get them?
Thanks


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A farm supply or the rebar area of a big box store.

Here is a link that might be useful: cattle panel


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Thanks for the info. The picture of was very helpful.
You are right. That would make a perfect trellis. I went to Home Depot and Lowes here in Chandler AZ to find and buy. Neither had that exact product. They had a rolled material similar to the cattle panel but it is a thin, flexible guage wire used for concrete reinforcement.
Do you know of any farm/ag supply stores in the SE Metro PHX area that carries this item? I called 2 Mesa farm supply stores to find - no luck. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


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RE: Trumpet Vine

I'm afraid I don't know, haven't bought them myself. Have seen other gardeners use them as trellises on other forums, they seemed to be a readily available product :(


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shadetree... if you found the cattle panels, please let me know where. I'm here in Chandler as well and haven't found any yet.


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You can use anchors which can be glued on the wall. Local nurseries have them something like $10 for bag of 50. I saw these on my wall when i bought the house. thin wire was run through the loop on the anchor.
Looks like this. Pack comes with the glue
http://tumaxgardenproducts.com/plant_anchors

this thread has some vine trellis ideas http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/calif/msg0700134427477.html


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RE: Trumpet Vine

It does work really well as a trellis. It isn't called cattle panel though, more often called wire livestock fencing. You can wrap it around a post like a cage and grow vines up it. It is heavy enough not to collapse but light enough to work with. You can also frame it with wood or rebar and make a free standing trellis.

I called the Chandler Home Depot, they DO carry it.
It is called Welded Wire Fencing and it is in stock. Might not be the exact size pictured here but it is similar, she quoted me a lower price of $29

Here is a link that might be useful: fencing at Home Depot


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