Rose bushes are magnificent creatures, but if left untrimmed or un-trellised they can grow out of control. The writer from Hope and Honey, found herself in that exact and very wild situation. With rose bushes taking over her driveway, she needed to take action.
If you’ve been in a similar situation, you know that store-bought trellises are often expensive and not-so-often the correct size and shape for your needs. Like this blogger, you too, may choose to build your own frame. All you need to make your rose bush climb a trellis are:
- a few pieces of cedar
- measuring tape
- circular saw
- wood screws, for the outdoors
- L brackets
- stockyard mesh fencing
- staple gun
- rubber mallet
- scrap wood
- garden twine
If you want to trellis your roses up a wall, you may want to divide the trellis frames into a few sections, depending on your style, abundance of roses, and the shape and height of your wall. Exact measurements for construction will vary depending on your situation.
Using these materials and the photo-story from Hope and Honey, you can manage your rose bushes in an inexpensive and creative way. And, you’ll be giving your rose bush a healthier and more beautiful life. Read on for details and photographs.