The wood is lovely and it makes my garden look great, while a little bit different.
Trellises are a great substitute for ancient crumbling stonework – which is good as it means you can nurture beautiful climbing plants without having a house that’s about to fall down.
With a little inventiveness our trellises have been combined to sculpt beautiful screens, borders, pergolas and arches. You really are only limited by your imagination.
Lattices – also called diamond trellises – arrange the timbers at an angle so the holes appear as diamonds not squares. Lattices are slightly sturdier than their square trellis cousins when moved laterally, but apart from that there is no real structural difference between the two. Ultimately it really comes down to personal taste. We find that the lattice pattern tends to look a touch more rural but since designs are often hidden under a blanket of climbing plants this often doesn’t matter.
Lattices come in square, arched square, convex, concave and Omega panels. Which is right for you will depend on exactly what sort of design you would like to achieve in your garden.
The square trellis is the more traditional design in the UK. With this design, timbers are crisscrossed to create square holes about four inches across. The panels can be used to support climbing plants or as decoration themselves. By combining panels you can easily make tunnels for climbing plants or attractive pergolas.