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Posted: 11/03/2014 at 08:32

Morning all. Brrr it's chilly out there. Decision made - sticking with 3 of the argos arches, positioning to be decided when they arrive but at lease two together. Off to look at GW mag as someone (Tracey?) said clem on offer! Have a good day.


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:34


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:22

ahhh, thanks for that Lizzie, it's meant to be virtually thornless with a fantastic fragrance!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:20

I have a brunnera, it looked at first like a pile of old dead leaves but there has just started to be new growth shooting through, fingers crossed Chicky.


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:18

Think I'll stick with the wooden arch then. Have chosen 'the generous gardener' as a rose, and got accompanying clematises coming out of my laptop ears! Liking dark purple clem with the pale pink rose. (also like a honeysuckle and alpine/seedhead clem combi and clems in lilac and white but dif shapes/sizes) If I go with 3 arches close together will I be in danger of mixing too many fragrances as well as too fussy looking. So is that 2 plants spread between all 3 arches then, nice and simple but profuse, may be a better idea?


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 20:12

Chicky thanks, I remember now, homemade. Think youre right about sturdy. will look also at GC. Stacey ones I saw at Taylors I'm sure were £12-15. Right sorry folks think I'm in danger of taking over thread and maybe forum with my project so until I have further news I'll keep quiet on the subject, however, still value all your views so keep them coming but I'm gonna try not to bore you any more

As I dug over veg patch yesterday I am thinking maybe carrots and rocket. That will be suffice for one then the other can be real plants.


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 19:52

Verdan said

MrsG, if you want 3 arches go for it   I have just the one, a home made galvanised steel, black painted lasting forever jobbie.  Two heavy honeysuckles completely,cover it...scent in summer is womderful.  (will prune it tomorrow). 

Are yours (or anyone else have one) like this? Is it strong enough & lasting?

This one measures (W)21.5cm x (D)4.5cm x (H)240cm - (40cm of which will be buried in the ground). Can get 2 for £13 ...


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 19:40
Verdun & chicky, will be out tomorrow with tape measure to assess arch situation. If I go for just one I've more money for plants. If I go for three more plants will need buying regardless of cost, hmmm! Each arch is 72" wide from memory so not like one on its own would look lost. 3 could look crowded or silly. 2 is just a daft number. Why am I not built to be a decision maker, ever the procrastinator.... Decision will be made tomorrow - or the day after, or...


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:23

a bit been happening on here then today? Hope Kef and Ma Dove ok, and PD . Pond's coming on nicely. love the clematis/rose combi chicky. Oh Clari too not worked out why your eyes can see now - did you have them lasered? hope headaches improve. Sorry for things I've missed. Home from work wondering if cheese on toast is enough for tea? Busy day and a bit worn out, mad rush this morning with thoughts of resuscitation on FIL, late for work, blah,blah,blah (he's fine, just overlaid!) , meeting with 'boss' at lunch. OH home around midnight after weekend ski trip with a mate. Thinking 3 arches I ordered last night may be too much, oops.

pergola - wisteria or clematis?

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:00

They look surreal Bluebaron! Got the arches but thanks for groupon link,

Stacey, got lots listed as favourites at Taylors

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