Andrew Renn Design, Beautiful gardens of Melbourne AustraliaTraditional Landscape, Melbourne
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4. Wall pattern. Any twining vine can wrap itself around metal cables arranged in a pattern to produce an attractive look. Here, confederate jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) twines itself around metal cables on a Melbourne home’s wall to create a crisscrossing diamond pattern. To achieve this effect, the cable size has to be small enough in relation to the size of the twining stems. The vines have to be initially guided directly onto these cables so they grow correctly. Once established in the pattern, the twining vine stems will continue to wrap around the cables. Prune regularly to keep the vine dense with foliage and the pattern visible.Care and Training for a Vine-Covered Home
Train vines. This is the season of rapid growth. Train vines on support structures while they're still manageable. Ask anyone who’s ever had a rambunctious vine get out of hand and you’ll appreciate the value of doing this task early and often.