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Vine Protector for Walls

An erosion protector from vines, especially for external walls
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Houses covered with vines are less common in my area then they used to be, and its a pity, since vines (somehow I have the feeling that that's the wrong word. please assist if your fluent in English) protect the house from direct sunlight, cooling it in the hot seasons, and also give the houses a great look, always refreshing themselves. Some vines also give edible fruit, others give off nice fragrance.

The problem is that after a while the vine needs to be removed if it dies, or becomes too heavy. Then an extremely ugly wall is seen. Also the vine may erode the wall, causing it damage. Last but not least, it sometimes grows too close or even into unwanted places like neighbor's windows or piping.

It would be great if there could be some type of low cost protective net that allows the vines to catch on, but not to erode the walls, and confines the vine's growth away from unwanted areas.

Then maybe the gardening nurseries could sell folded vines ready to be applied.

This could also be used INSIDE houses.

pashute, Sep 09 2009

Mrs Trellis of North Wales https://en.wikipedi...Clue#Correspondence
A regular correspondant. [8th of 7, Sep 27 2020]

Bunchy Top https://en.wikipedi...na_bunchy_top_virus
Best avoided if possible; there is no cure. [8th of 7, Sep 27 2020]

Images for vines on walls https://www.google....s%3A+vines+on+walls
[pashute, Sep 28 2020]

Ivy mark images https://www.alamy.c...hoto/ivy-marks.html
[pashute, Sep 28 2020]

actual trellises https://www.google....Aw&biw=1326&bih=766
[pertinax, Sep 30 2020]


       I think this would be the plastic or metal mesh such as chicken wire. I have attached some to my fence for a passionfruit vine to grow on. Would be cool if you could get more house friendly colours so it blended in more though.
penguin_tummy, Sep 10 2009

       Dern, I got so involved reading the description, I forgot there is supposed to be an idea.   

       Can't we just have more vine covered houses everywhere, period? (thinking better insulation, etc.)
blissmiss, Sep 10 2009

       I was strolling past a few vine covered houses just last night, commenting on their beauty to my companion. These particular vines were known as Wisteria, and they are now my favorite. That is all, thanks.
daseva, Sep 10 2009

pertinax, Sep 27 2020

       Ah yes, Mrs Trellis of North Wales ... <link>
8th of 7, Sep 27 2020

       Yesterday, I harvested 3kg of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the vine at the front of the house (I bought the vine from Woolworths in the mid 90s). They are now fermenting in a suitable container in my office (looks over shoulder; yes still bubbling away).   

       This is the South of England for God's sake. This is the most I have ever got from the damn thing and I was about to grub it out. Vines are evil buggers.
DenholmRicshaw, Sep 27 2020

       Climate change does have it's advantages. I'm hoping I can grow bananas at home at some point (43 degrees south).
neutrinos_shadow, Sep 27 2020

       Just make sure you don't fall foul of Bunchy Top. Very nasty. <link>
8th of 7, Sep 27 2020

       ... we have no bananas ... for the foreseeable future ... "
8th of 7, Sep 28 2020

       "I was strolling past a few vine covered houses just last night, commenting on their beauty to my companion. These particular vines were known as Wisteria, and they are now my favorite. That is all, thanks." — daseva, Sep 10 2009   

       My new favorite comment. That is all, thanks.
blissmiss, Sep 29 2020

       With bricks that have tubule networks capable of containing root pressure, the skyscrapers the limit.
wjt, Oct 02 2020


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