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We have a couple of climbers that I want to plant (two honeysuckles and a jasmine). We want them to climb the fence dividing the back garden from our neighbours. They have a slightly raised garden and they own the fence. It's way too low (1.5m probably or less), and we need privacy. Its south facing so they don't love the idea of a higher fence. We told them we would put a higher one probably next year (after we finish indoor renovations..), they will lose light but.. anyway, for the time being we just want some climbers up there. Even if they only end up at the current height it's fine as it will provide some distraction.

Whats the best way to train them? Erecting a trellis seems unlikely since it s not our fence. Maybe just putting in some garden wire? Any other options? 
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  • CatsacorCatsacor Forumite
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    You can buy plastic covered wire 'trellis' on a long 'sheet', and you could staple that to the existing fence on your side.
    Those plants you mention will require tie-ing in, so either just use twine or plastic covered wire ties and tie them to the sheet of trellis - fan the stems out to the desired direction/pattern.

    Regarding the existing fence though; it would be worth having a conversation, with the neighbours, about fixing a trellis top to the fence, that way height could be achieved and it wouldn't be a solid mass that creates such a dense light blocking effect on them.
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    If the neighbour owns the fence, you have no right to attach anything to it.
    Of course they might not mind you putting climbers on it, and of course you're a reasonable person, but some people are not and there's no difference in law between jasmine and a rambling rose.
    At my last house I got the rambling rose. The rose got the glyphosate!
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    The neighbours gly'd your rose ?????
    Hmmmm, might have been a real fiery response from my end if i'd had that happen 😣🤐😮 
    Neighbourly coexistence is sooooo important isn't it .....saves lives 😂
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    Catsacor said:
    The neighbours gly'd your rose ?????
    Hmmmm, might have been a real fiery response from my end if i'd had that happen 😣🤐😮 
    Neighbourly coexistence is sooooo important isn't it .....saves lives 😂
    I read Davesnave's comment the other way around - that HIS fence ended up with a neighbour's rose, which then got the glyphosate treatment.
  • DedekindDedekind Forumite
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    Now that you mention it we do have a rambling rose on the same fence, further back, planted by previous owner. They never complained about it, only this year it started to grow a bit on their side.
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    DedekindDedekind Forumite
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    edited 23 June at 8:25AM
    Anyway that rambling rose has no support whatsoever. 
    Will the honeysuckle just grow and climb the fence without supports attached to it? I read they are quite vigorous climbers. They are currently twined to a cane with 4 stakes (as when sold in garden centers)

     jasmine is on a pot for now and we might not put that one on the fence since we just love the smell and have it next to the patio door (there is a solid wall there so we might put trellis there).

     
  • CatsacorCatsacor Forumite
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    Catsacor said:
    The neighbours gly'd your rose ?????
    Hmmmm, might have been a real fiery response from my end if i'd had that happen 😣🤐😮 
    Neighbourly coexistence is sooooo important isn't it .....saves lives 😂
    I read Davesnave's comment the other way around - that HIS fence ended up with a neighbour's rose, which then got the glyphosate treatment.
    Yes, wondered that after !
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    Dedekind said:
    Anyway that rambling rose has no support whatsoever. 
    Will the honeysuckle just grow and climb the fence without supports attached to it? I read they are quite vigorous climbers. Jasmine is on a pot for now and we might not put that one on the fence since we just love the smell and have it next to the patio door (there is a solid wall there so we might put trellis there). 
    Dedekind said:
    Anyway that rambling rose has no support whatsoever. 
    Will the honeysuckle just grow and climb the fence without supports attached to it? I read they are quite vigorous climbers. Jasmine is on a pot for now and we might not put that one on the fence since we just love the smell and have it next to the patio door (there is a solid wall there so we might put trellis there). 
    Honeysuckle doesn't entwine itself around that well so just tie it into whatever's near, vigorous yes.
    Anything in pots will be hampered by 1) lack of sufficient water and 2) the roots outgrow the restrictions and either die or root itself into the ground so repot and water copiously in summer.
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    Catsacor said:
    The neighbours gly'd your rose ?????
    Hmmmm, might have been a real fiery response from my end if i'd had that happen 😣🤐😮 
    Neighbourly coexistence is sooooo important isn't it .....saves lives 😂
    I read Davesnave's comment the other way around - that HIS fence ended up with a neighbour's rose, which then got the glyphosate treatment.
    You win the prize for inferential comprehension.  :) Neighbour never knew and the amount of weedkiller was proportional to the size, so the rose just became 'unwell' every summer.:smiley:  It was their burglar deterrent, but it was our fence and we lived in a very low crime area, with several other high fences/privet hedges to negotiate before attempting that one!
    We could have done what my Dad's rear neighbour did, though. Every summer he'd remove his 6' fence panels for a day or so to do 'maintenance.' Used to drive my Dad mad! :D

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  • DedekindDedekind Forumite
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    Have a rather related question so I won't add a new thread:

    when the fence is coming closer to the house, the panels are high (1.8m). We still want to cover them up with some greenery. I think something like English Ivy but I hear it's not recommended to let it grow on wooden fences. Boston Ivy would be better maybe?  If not possible to use ivy then I can think of some twines as well.
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