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Old 04-01-2018, 11:39 AM   #16
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If I were building a screen to block a view, and I also liked birds and such, I would build a large trellis and plant a Hummingbird vine or two to attract them to.

The vine fills in nicely to screen out the bad view, and has many wildlife visitors.

Or a Woodbine vine, it has little berries on it to feed the birds, caution the berries are toxic to humans, but great for birds.

I have one of those woodbines, it is a relative of the grape vine, looks similar, and fills in great also.

You can build a great trellis out of 2 4X4 posts, a 4X8 sheet of lattice, and enough 2X2 to frame it.

Of course you need a router table, router, and the proper bit to make a groove in the 2X2s, a few hardware pieces, and a drill / driver to screw it all together. Post hole digger, level, and miscellaneous hand tools.

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This sounds like what I did about 20 years ago. The next door neighbors have an above ground pool with a raised deck and when they are on the deck they get a birdseye view into my yard, even though I have a 6' wood privacy fence. We wanted an area where we could sit in privacy as well as a place for having two trumpet vines. Hummingbirds love the trumpets and come by each summer to drink the nectar. I've got a bird feeder hanging off one side, and a birdbath in the middle. This is an old pic and the trumpet vines are much bigger now. Unfortunately the 4x4 post on the left just cracked at the base and I'll have to replace it when it warms up. I made this with three ten foot long 4x4 pressure treated posts, two 4'x8' lattice panels, and pre-grooved 2"x2" for the framing.
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Old 04-01-2018, 12:06 PM   #17
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Dave: That's the way that I have my deck surround built.

Very solid, you can run into it, and bounce off, hurts yourself , but the lattice and framing just laughs at you.

I used Redwood posts, and 2X2, with 2X4 top rails for a handrail.

Wish that I could show a picture, but I refuse to "jump through the hoops" to get them on this site.

Even have a climbing Rose bush on a separate trellis built this way.


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Those Trumpet vines are commonly called Hummingbird vines, and the ones that I suggested in the original post.
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Dave: That's the way that I have my deck surround built.

Very solid, you can run into it, and bounce off, hurts yourself , but the lattice and framing just laughs at you.

I used Redwood posts, and 2X2, with 2X4 top rails for a handrail.

Wish that I could show a picture, but I refuse to "jump through the hoops" to get them on this site.

Even have a climbing Rose bush on a separate trellis built this way.

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Those Trumpet vines are commonly called Hummingbird vines, and the ones that I suggested in the original post.
Not surprised. Your description sounded like you were talking about my trellis.
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That's gorgeous and would be perfect in my trouble spot.

I have a trumpet vine on the other side of my yard.
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I have planted Hummingbird vines / Trumpet vines several times here, and every time, the local ants invade them and eat them down to the ground.

We have some vicious ants here that are nearly immune to diazinon, but not a quart of gasoline and a match.

Don't try this at home.

Pour the gasoline on the hill, let it all soak in, stand back, toss a lit match on it, and dance around singing " Burn Baby Burn."

I sure wish that I could grow those Trumpet vines, best I get is a Honeysuckle, or the Woodbine.


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