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01/08/2014 at 15:43

I saw at a local open garden posts with a chain hung between and then a rose planted at the post encouraged to climb across the chains.  Hope that makes sense! I fancied copying this for a bit of instant height. 

I will probably use recycled scaffolding posts (knowing me) but these i saw were definitely purpose made, has anyone seen them for sale?  I have done some internet searches but just come up with short posts and chains like for parking.  

I guess wood posts would be an option too, and rope? though i do like metal. 

01/08/2014 at 15:51

or rope and even wire, look in skips as I found reels of wire and wood all heading for the tip you may need to ask the owner of the skip but most are glad for you to take it! I have found old fishermans rope while on walks on the beach and used that for allsorts!and certainly wood posts would be nicer.

01/08/2014 at 16:32

Farm supplies are the best for that sort of thing ,and they are cheaper than other suppliers ,a lot of people think they are for big buys only but they will be glad to help ,I always us them for and posts, fencing,peas and bean supports are cheap,give em a try if you have one near you.

01/08/2014 at 19:33

You could use pressure treated timber from a fence supplier; 4"x4" 6' or 8' tall, set into concrete bases. But these would not last as long as scaffold poles, again set into concrete. Fastening chain to the pole would be tricky, Alan is right about sourcing chain from Agricultural suppliers, but you would need some hefty bolt cutters to cut it to size unless the suppliers did it for you.

I guess you would have to drill through the top of the pole, attach a large bolt/hook with a nut and attach your chain.

03/08/2014 at 16:19

Yes i was wondering about how to attach chain.  These bespoke ones had a cap top with 2 hooks on, so thats easy.   I think you can buy chain cut to size, so best do the posts first then measure, though again, might find some nobody wants and recycle it. 

03/08/2014 at 20:37

A friend recently bought some thick outdoor rope on ebay for a good price

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