For the longest time, I have admired even the most basic trellis, or arbor. Finally, I decided that I had the space to make one or the other in my own garden, and had a bit of extra time one weekend to make it happen. Of all the things I have decided to tackle on a whim, this is by far one of the easiest.
I shot over to the hardware shop and bought a framed piece of lattice, and propped it up against my existing fence. I had heard that some flowers are much better for this than others so I already knew to buy either Morning Glory, Jasmine or Bougainvillea. My preference was Bougainvillea, because they come in a variety of colours and can be planted together for some added interest. I prepared the soil in the usual manner, planted the Bougainvilleas approximately six inches from the support and loosely tied the wooden supports that the vines were already growing on in the pot to the lattice with fabric garden ties.
The next day we had a good rain, and I swear the plants had already taken to the lattice. The thing I am most pleased about is that, should I want to, I can move the Bougainvillea to another location and it should be fine as long as I choose the new area wisely.