|A simple gate|
Today, since it wasn't raining, we put it all together and moved a container from the upper deck. This container is a brown plastic trough that I thought would look nice with the trellis and it's deep enough for a gallon sized plant.
Rather than attaching the gate trellis to the fence we decided to attach posts and stake it into the ground.
|Attaching the metal fence posts to the gate|
Once the posts were screwed into the gate, we set it about an inch from the fence and hammered the posts until it was level. We set the container below and hammered the posts until the gate was just above the planter.
It looks attached to the fence, but it's secure for planting, and will be easy to remove later.
We are both pleased with the result. It will look great with flowering vines climbing up. Now I've just got to pick one. This spot gets part shade and I'm thinking of planting a clematis. I'd like two plants, so maybe a mix of some sort.
The reason for using the container is that I've discovered so much construction debris and have had a couple of plants die either from the soil or perhaps the mole who came to visit last winter.