How to Build an Espalier Support Trellis

What is an Espalier? An espalier (pronounced “es-PAL-yer”) is a tree that has been trained to grow in a flat plane against a wall,fence, or trellis, though the term has also been used to  describe the technique of training a tree to grow this way. The technique was invented by the ancient Romans, and furtherContinue reading “How to Build an Espalier Support Trellis”

How to Build a Timber Raised Garden Bed

A raised garden bed is an elevated garden bed that sits higher than the surrounding soil, or the ground that it sits on, and is usually supported by some sort of frame or enclosure, though this is not always the case. Timber Raised Garden Bed Construction Timber raised garden beds are built using planks ofContinue reading “How to Build a Timber Raised Garden Bed”

How to Build a Grape Vine Trellis

Here are the instructions for the construction of a basic 2.0m x 2.4m (6′ x 8′) grape vine trellis as shown below. Construction materials required are as follows: 2.4m (8ft) steel star pickets (x3) Plastic coated or galvanised wire, 2.0mm or 12 gauge (x30ft/10m) Turnbuckles (x3) – or some other means of tensioning the wireContinue reading “How to Build a Grape Vine Trellis”