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My Spider Sense is tingling!

With apologies to pixelpusher,




It has sweetpeas just starting to twine up through the bottom. It should be a wall of flowers in another month or so.

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amandatio
Jun. 6th, 2002 11:18 am (UTC)
cool trellis - did you make it yourself?
sisterfish
Jun. 6th, 2002 11:29 am (UTC)
Trellis...
I had "help" from the cat while I knotted the webbing, but....

pixelpusher inspired me a while ago with her spiderweb trellis for beans.

In the past, I've just have boring up and down strings for the sweetpeas. At the very top of the trellis is a festive curtain rod attached to a window ledge with eye-hooks.

amandatio
Jun. 6th, 2002 11:39 am (UTC)
Re: Trellis...
It's super-cool :)what kind of wire did you use? was it hard?
sisterfish
Jun. 6th, 2002 11:48 am (UTC)
Re: Trellis...
It's all garden twine.

I used the rod at the top, a 5 foot long green garden stake at the bottom, and conveniently have the conduited power running up either side.

I did the spokes first with a rougher jute twine, then wove the webbing with an unwaxed twine...just made an under and over knot (I'm sure it has a more formal name--not quite a square knot, a little more than a hitch) at each intersection. I did the webbing with several pieces, passing the ball of twine around proved to be more of a pain than I was willing to deal with.

and besides, with long pieces, it gave the cat ample opportunity to help.
amandatio
Jun. 6th, 2002 11:54 am (UTC)
Re: Trellis...
very cool :) I need something for my honeysuckle to grow on, maybe I'll try it too.
sisterfish
Jun. 6th, 2002 12:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Trellis...
It was fun, and it's just a little different, without being wildy disruptive in the yard.
amandatio
Jun. 6th, 2002 12:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Trellis...
neat I think I will try, thanks for the tips about that & the dusty miller.
- mind if I add you to my friends list?
sisterfish
Jun. 6th, 2002 02:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Trellis...
You're welcome! Please do, if I can add you to mine. :)

I'll try to remember to take a picture of the dusty miller tonight (there's a picture of it a few weeks back in my livejournal) to show you what mine does every year...
amandatio
Jun. 6th, 2002 04:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Trellis...
It would make me very happy if you added me :) I'm going to add you now.
thanks again for the insight on my dusty miller :)
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