Anyone made a rose trellis out of bed frames?

caflowerluverApril 8, 2012

I have 2 climbing roses on a wooden arched trellis but it is rotted and ready to fall over. Wood doesn't last long so was thinking of making a trellis out of steel bed frames with wire between the 2 frames on each side and across the top. Any one know how to do this or ever done this?

Thanks.

Clare

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nonacook(8bFL)

I have 2 flat cot bedsprings, one at each end, with bed
side rails making the top side edges between the two.They
stand on end. There is fence wire top between the bed side
rails. Makes an arbor trellis. It is not welded, but put
together with wire. It is not the head and foot
boards but the springs. There are the green metal fence posts
driven into the ground on the 4 corners to hold it up- wired---
It stood up even through Hurricanes Ivan and Dennis.
about 8 years now.
Sorry no picture....

    Bookmark   April 9, 2012 at 9:05AM
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chelcass(Z5 Michigan, U.P.)

I have a seven sister rose bush on a metal headboard and it has held up thru three floods. Also have a clematis growning up a metal headboard and that has been thru two floods and never wavered. I have a wisteria climbing over a 1/2 inch pcv pipe that is arched and that has also gone thru a couple of floods. As long as you stake them into the ground good they should last almost forever.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2012 at 10:48PM
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caflowerluver

Thanks for the replies. I will have to just play around with the idea and do some more research.
Clare

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 12:47AM
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