" To plant trees is to give body and life to one's dreams of a better world " Russell Page

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Why Don't You: Trellis Ideas

Old ladders make great trellises
for beans and other climbers. ( wish I'd have one...)
Anchor it well into the ground and paint it in a matching/contrasting colour for an extra zest!

Have You ever thought about discarding a broken patio umbrella? Well, why don't you
remove the fabric, bury the handle (make sure it's well fixed)
in the ground and use it for a trellis.
Wonderful for small climbing roses and clematis. Watch out not to use it for heavy climbers!
I guess, Wisteria and Golden Trumpets are not really a good choice.
A small type of Lonicera or Morning Glory could work too.

Rusty old brass or iron headboards
make wonderful garden trellises. So next time you stroll at a neighbouring brocante, keep your eyes open.

All images are not mine and are found on Pinterest


  1. Hi Dear,
    oh i love, love, love your suggestions! The patio umbrella is fantastic!!! Everything looks so very good!
    Thank you and all my best from Austria

  2. Rose, one more on your nice blog!!! Thank you so much for your visit! Wonderful to have you around!
    All my best and looking forward to your next post

    1. Thank you so much for your comments! Have a nice weekend

  3. Great ideas :). It would never have occurred to me to use some of these things... I need to think more out of the box, thank you for showing me that :)

    1. Thank you Masha. I'm trying to keep this new chapter called "why don't you" with ideas about reusing objects for gardening purposes.
      all the best