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espalier vine on circular wire

Posted by mrtoad 7b NC (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 2, 09 at 8:06

i saw something like this a few years ago at the castle of leeds in southern england – and ask a friend to make this metal structure – it is about 8 feet tall and has approximately 28 feet of wire for the vine to run – now – i need a suggestion – a flower / or fruit / or nice leaves / i am not sure a grape or scuppernong would work here – full sun –
i do not want to cover and hide the structure – i would like a vine that could be trained and have one main trunk – this structure is located in yard near entrance to potager

Any ideas to share – thanks so much

The structure at leeds had a grape vine that was over 75 years old – vine was arm size

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RE: espalier vine on circular wire

If they had a grape vine in England, why do you think it would not work for you? I don't know that much about grapes :)

How about a honeysuckle? We're in zone 4, but my Mom has one she trained over an arch that winds around the curved metal up the sides and shows off the design of the arch.


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RE: espalier vine on circular wire

Honeysuckle will be very invasive and you will have to trim it, but it is a nice bee plant! Great home remedy for poison oak, sumac, or ivy! I used the leaves of it to get rid of a stubborn case, cut them up small, put the juice of it on my rash 4 or 5 times a day and it worked better than the zinc cream!

If you make homemade soap, sachets, candles, or perfunes, you will love honeysuckle! I believe it grows in vine and in bush form. I had tons growing around the house I live in last year!


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