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Star Jasmine fence screening using wire

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Star Jasmine plants trained along wire to cover a backyard fence.



The project


We recently had a swimming pool installed in our backyard and have been thinking for months about how we bring the black fence to life inside the pool fence. I drive past a beautiful Star Jasmine wall trained with wire each day near our home, and we decided that would be a prefect project for this space. 




Step 1


We measured the total length of the fence cover, then divided it by 700mm to determine how many plants would be needed, marking each point as we went.


Step 2


We hammered nails in at the bottom and top of the fence at each 700mm mark. This formed the points we bent the wire around, in a diamond pattern.


Step 3


We stretched wire to each nail, creating a sharp bend around each nail. We continued the whole way along the fence, creating large diamonds and crosses. We pulled the wire firmly to straighten it as much as possible.


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Step 4


We then planted the Star Jasmine plants as each point of the wire, covering it with fresh soil, watering in with Seasol. 


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We gently wrapped the Star Jasmine around the wire, stretching it upwards along the training wire.


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Seasol, water, sun, then wait for it to grow!


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