Climbing Plants

Roses, clematis, jas-mine, wistaria, berbcris, cotoneaster, other climbing shrubs and fruit trees grown on house walls should be provided with trellis or wires to which they may be tied.

Driving nails into bricks or joints is very damaging to a Avail, as many an old wall on which gardeners have worked their will for several decades will testify. Kails are at best insecure points of attachment. On the other hand, trellis well fixed will stand a heavy strain, and tying to it is far easier and quicker than nailing.

Where trellis is objected to, wires run through galvanized eyes at horizontal intervals of a foot or so, and tightened with screw strainers, may be adopted as a less conspicuous, and fairly satisfactory, substitute.

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