I had a post, awhile back, that described making your own willow arbor. When I planted my sweet peas seeds I needed something for them to clamber on, and it was the perfect opportunity to use some hazelnut watersprouts that I had trimmed out the year before (I save those kinds of things).
It is a very temporary structure (if you even want to call it that), but enough for the delicate pea tendrils and light weight of their stems. Ok, I know it looks flimsy, and it probably won’t withstand much time and weather, even though those are sharpened ends pushed several inches into the soft ground… but I sort of like its simple thrown together look. And covered in sweet peas, all it has to do is support that main act 🙂 this from a girl who used twine for morning glory supports for years (I now have fine and fancy LATTICE). You have to start somewhere!
I came across a video from fine gardening on making your own tuteur from more sturdy materials and I think I would like to put one or two of those together for later in the season. Maybe you would like to try your hand at some of these little projects, as well.
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