The French call it an espalier. We like the more descriptive "living wall". Adding one to your garden not only adds an element of beauty and functionality but lends a certain level of structure to areas that are bland or need more privacy. A living wall is basically a structure embellished with either fruit trees or flowering shrubs pruned and trained to follow patterns. Your levels of creativity and patience are the only barriers you have in creating decorative elements within your living wall and using our patent-pending trellis clips makes construction easy and free of frustration. Though it does take time and concentrated effort over the years to complete your living fence, the results are worth it.
- Create a support with 4 x 4 posts of pressure-treated wood cut to the desired height topped with a 2 x 4 rail at a length of 8 feet (or to the length needed).
- Stretch 14-gauge wire horizontally between posts with spaces of 1 foot between each. Plant 3 or more dwarf trees or small shrubs at least an arm's length from each other along the length of the "wall". Make sure to follow the planting instructions for your specific species to allow healthy growth. Cut off unnecessary branches to the back and front of the wall leaving the side branches to extend between plants.
- Criss-cross branches between plants to create patterns and secure them to the wires with C-Bite garden plant supports. As the plants grow, prune and snip any unwanted growth while adjusting the garden clips as needed to encourage proper growth patterns.
The act of trellising fruits and vegetables is a technique that's been long-practiced all over the world. Not only does it keep the plants off the ground but it also improves production while increasing usable space. Here at C-Bite, we help you empower your stakes through out revolutionary trellis clips garden stake anchoring system.How is it [...]
The difference between indeterminate and determinate tomatoes can be huge! When you need to support your vining tomatoes to help them grow and prevent damage, turn to C-Bites to get the job done effectively and without worry. Of course, the C-Bites trellis clips are great for building supports for other heavy fruiting and flowering plants [...]
You love gardening just like we do, and nothing can compare to making a beautiful and plentiful landscape. However, we know that the experience itself can be more frustrating than we would like. These 5 tips can make your favorite pastime that much easier: Prevent plants from drooping and breaking by supporting them with the garden clips [...]
You love your plants. Whether they are just for aesthetic quality, or you are growing plentiful fruit, when you see them droop, it is not a pretty sight. However, a series of steaks and ties can be a hassle, unattractive, and just not helpful. That is why we have made the C-Bite: the revolutionary garden clips that will [...]
Most people who garden already use trellis configurations to grow their beans and peas and tomatoes vertically. Whether it's something they've just done since they started gardening because their parents taught them, or they truly understand the benefits, it's a solution that's been used for years and years all over the world. C-bite's patent pending trellis [...]