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Can I train a Ground Cherry to climb a trellis or something else to get it off the ground?

It is possible to manage ground cherries, but they are a fairly wild plant. I have faced this same problem as you before. They can become utterly massive and sprawling and take over large areas. ...
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What is this the correct name for this skinny-pergola type structure?

In the UK, I'd describe this as a 'single or single row wooden pergola', but have seen them sometimes called an arch. Here's an example of a single pergola, shown with a trellis infill https://www....
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What is this the correct name for this skinny-pergola type structure?

Google image search suggests landscaping trellis. Though I built one at our last house and I called it a pergola.
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What is this the correct name for this skinny-pergola type structure?

How about an "arbor"? It looks like a trellis is usually a smaller closed flat structure (i.e. you don't look through it), and a pergola is a more substantial "3-d" thing.
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How can I support Birdhouse Gourds without nailing anything to my fence?

Trellis netting. Picture is from Gardener's Edge (not affiliated, might have bought something from them once, I don't recall for certain) and could practically be your fence. The 6" string mesh can ...
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What's the ideal shape for a cucumber trellis/cage?

I use old steel sheep nets. I find them handy, because they can support a lot of weight (cucumbers and wind). They will growth in a linear form (several meters with several plants), so it is easier to ...
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Can I train a Ground Cherry to climb a trellis or something else to get it off the ground?

I grew 3 ground cherries (aunt Mollie's) for the first time this year and wow! The most prolific one I forced into a tomato cage // (should have done it when it was a little younger, but it's ok.) ...
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A knot to tighten for tension on a trellis

Take a look at the clove hitch, here: http://www.animatedknots.com/cloveend/ .
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Should I cut concrete panel into strips, and rings with hooks, or leave it in long strips?

There are lots of ways to do this. I'm not sure there is a "best" way but here's my opinion: It is light stuff - maybe 5# for a 4x7 piece of it. They sell them at the Home Depot in 42"x84" pieces ...
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How many grape vines would i need for a pergola that's 18ft by 13ft?

This link https://homeguides.sfgate.com/tall-can-grape-vines-grow-65427.html gives some guidance regarding planting, as well as training and pruning. The usual advice is to plant 6-9 feet apart in ...
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What's the difference between stacked and trellis when supporting tomatoes?

I'm going to answer this assuming that 'stacked' was either a typo or that the article meant 'staked'. Staking is where you put a stake (or something stick-like) in the ground by the plant, and tie ...
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What's the difference between stacked and trellis when supporting tomatoes?

One explanation is that they are trying to sell the idea of a tomato cage in the shape of a cube or a square tube. Normally tomato cages are inverted cones, narrow at the bottom and opening out to ...
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T-Post + Wire Trellis

The posts will almost certainly pull towards each other (rather than "buckle") if you "pull on the posts" with the wire. This can be remedied by "guy-wiring" the posts, ...
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Can I use a horizontal 2x4 to brace a 3 wire trellis?

Welcome to the forum. If I understand what you're asking, I believe a 16' 2x4 could work. The 2" side should be facing up to minimise warping (but you should probably expect some). You might ...
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Can I train new grapevines to be vertical, sturdy and self supporting?

Grapevines produce on their horizontal branches. Trunks will eventually support themselves, but for sturdier growth, they need limbs along their length, not bareness. These points tell you why ...
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How to attach things to cinder block walls? (For training wisteria plant)

Get plastic inserts at any hardware store. Drill a hole ,push in insert, thread in screw. The inset package will specify drill and screw sizes. I strongly recommend drilling holes in the mortor.
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How to attach things to cinder block walls? (For training wisteria plant)

Wisteria is usually a strong climber and can easily put a lot of weight on a support. There are at least two ways to do this: buy or build a trellis. Be sure it's installed firmly in the ground. ...
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How to control Kentucky Wonder beans and very tall-growing tomatoes

Here’s an out-of-the-box solution you can use for the beans - plant them next to a sunflower so that they use the sunflower as a natural trellis. You can choose a sunflower variety that is taller than ...
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How to control Kentucky Wonder beans and very tall-growing tomatoes

...chop them off at the head when they run out of trellis Choose different varieties. Yet Taller Trellis (but sort out how you'll reach) Same height trellis relocated away from the plant so the ...
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Rose tip got brown burn quilted and dropped rose head

I believe this is caused by a disease called rose rosette: https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/library/landscaping/rose-rosette-disease-demystified/ My best understanding is 1) it can't be cured/...
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Advice on tangled clematis vine

You can cut it back; from your description, your clematis is a prune group 2 one, where the plant is usually just tidied up a bit in spring by removing any dead or unwanted growth rather than a full ...
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How far should wires be if nailed straight onto a brick wall?

Usually, largeish eyelet or vine screws(https://www.amazon.co.uk/VINE-SCREW-ZINC-PLATED-75MM/dp/B0041OABD2 for instance) are used for this purpose; for a brick wall, it's usual to drill into the ...
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How far should wires be if nailed straight onto a brick wall?

You only need enough space between the wires and the wall so you can thread the ties behind the wires. It might be easier to use a wooden frame like these pictures, instead of wires. You only need ...
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How many grape vines would i need for a pergola that's 18ft by 13ft?

I would plant two grape vines. The reasoning: Vines can growth large, one is also enough I prefer two to have a back up (especially if you plant very small vines With such small surface, you do no ...
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A knot to tighten for tension on a trellis

I’d insert a sheepshank into the last run of twine across the frame, then loop the leading edge of the twine around the frame and back into the closest loop of the sheepshank, pull tight, then tie off ...
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How can I shape bougainvilleas on a trellis?

Unless you bought the more dwarf forms of Bougainvillea, the spacing you mention is fine - average height and spread is 4-8 metres by 1-1.5 metres, so by tying them in as they grow (they don't cling ...
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Is there good way to train a clematis to a pyramidal trellis?

You haven't said which variety of clematis; if its a species such as montana, it'll be too big for your trellis. Otherwise, the vast majority of the clematis hybrids climb by means of modified leaves ...
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