Supports for climbing plants: what can be built for the “climbing” inhabitants of the garden?
Climbing plants create their own atmosphere in the garden, with them the site looks different - more vibrant, colorful, comfortable. It becomes more places for recreation, nooks formed by a living green wall. And if this wall is also in flowers - you are in a good mood, since the energy of flowering plants is very positive. Supports for climbing plants - these are various devices for the manifestation of their decorative qualities, providing plants also the correct growth and development.
Supports can be created either with your own hands or purchased from manufacturers - many companies produce pergolas, arches, trellises specifically for climbing plants. At one time, they did not receive proper attention, hops and girl's grapes were found in the yards, but the climbing plants do not deserve oblivion, and today the fashion for vines and bindweeds has returned again, and with them our gardens have become much more beautiful and comfortable.
The simplest and most budget options for supports
Construction # 1 - stick support for annual bindweed
Consider the option of constructing the simplest support for a climbing plant in the shape of a cone. You will need 4-6 strong long sticks, wire or twine and smaller sticks to create a lattice. On the ground we make a marking - a square, in the corners - recesses for sticks, fix them in the soil, add the rest, connect the tops and tie. Then, criss-cross, we fix on large small sticks. The support is ready.
It can be used in the garden for pumpkins, cucumbers, grapes, and also for flowering plants - sweet peas, morning glory purple, kobe, honeysuckle, ampelian gloxinia, etc. such a support is small in size, it is better to use it for curly annuals - they are more miniature.
It’s very easy to build such a simple support, you won’t have to spend on materials, they can be made as long as necessary. The site will look more attractive, and the plants you provide the right growth
Finished forged supports of various shapes can be purchased for miniature winding annuals. Ipomoea, decorative beans, ivy are ideal for them
There are also such ready-made supports for ampelous and curly annuals, this is an interesting alternative to planters and hanging pots
Construction # 2 - netting made of netting
For weaving plants, an excellent support will be a netting net with large sections. You can simply buy one and a half to two meters of canvas and stretch between two wooden or iron pillars. Buy chain-link galvanized, or, even better, plasticized - it does not rust, it looks aesthetically pleasing. We treat the wooden posts with a protective agent, paint the metal ones, pull the net, fasten it with wire or special hooks - and the support is ready. Over time, the plants will curl it so that the net almost disappears from view, and you get a living green wall, where you can place a bench or a hammock.
Support for climbing roses made of netting netting with decorative wooden posts. Carved pillars give such a support an aesthetic look, and when the roses grow, it will be an excellent element for decorating the garden
Fences from the netting, in addition to the protective function, are a good support for climbing plants, especially quickly hide the grid from the view of the girl's grapes or hops, which grow quickly and grow well.Recent entries In April, I process roses so that no pests encroach on my beauties
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Pergolas, arches and trellises as supporting structures
Light lattices with a diamond or square pattern made of wood, metal or plastic have appeared here relatively recently. These are pergolas designed specifically for garden decor and as supports for climbing plants.
Classical pergola - pillars and a roof in the form of a lattice. Wisteria was used as a decorative climbing plant, resulting in a gallery for walks of amazing beauty
Pergolas are usually combined with such garden decorative elements as an arch, an arbor, a bench. If the bench and pergola form a single structure, then in a company with a climbing plant, for example, a campsis, a very picturesque corner is obtained. The classic pergola is a vertical pillar structure with a roof made of cross bars in the form of a lattice. On the roof can grow any vines and climbing plants. Such a design looks especially beautiful with a girl’s grape when its leaves turn red in autumn, with wisteria.
Very often, pergola and arched construction are used as a whole - this is one of the most beautiful decorative elements both in itself and in combination with plants. A double arch with a grill on top can be placed above the gate, a bench, use arches instead of support pillars in a row and create a beautiful gallery. It will look very beautiful with climbing roses.
Forging on the site always looks great, you can order various peculiar arches-pergolas for the garden and use them as a support for roses, grapes, honeysuckle
Arches from climbing roses have already become classics - today they are widely used for wedding ceremonies and other celebrations, and such an arch or several on the site will create a holiday atmosphere in which you will stay every day
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One of the small forms used to decorate the garden is trellis. Tapestries were widely used even in Russian noble estates; they came to us from Europe, where both simple peasants and noble gentlemen used them to decorate gardens. Initially, this concept meant a dense planting in a row of undersized shrubs or trees forming a green vertical wall. Today, a trellis is also a support in the form of a metal or wooden lattice, and a net stretched between posts is also called a trellis.
Unlike pergolas, the trellis grill can be an independent support - it can be leaned against the wall of the building, fixed in the right place in the garden. The design can be both light and massive, in a strong frame. You can use either single trellis or a group, creating screens of climbing plants in the garden. Tapestries in the garden, like screens in the room, can be used for zoning the territory.
Such a fence in the form of a hedge fence is an ornament in itself. The sun penetrates through it, climbing roses look picturesque against the background of a wooden lattice
Options for garden trellis with a drawer for plants. It is most convenient to make them of wood, in the first case an interesting arch in the center will turn out, in the second - a green wall
It is very easy to make such a trellis from a thin bar, to paint - and you will have the opportunity to accentuate a separate zone of the garden by choosing the appropriate plants
To transform the garden today, there is a considerable selection of various interesting devices, choose, experiment, and create your own masterpieces in landscape design.