Posted: 24/03/2017 at 14:11
I seem to remember Geoff H making some from roofing lathes which are already pressure treated and just need staining. If you drill small holes and then use screws it shouldn't split the wood and you'll end up with something quite sturdy. Worth a go on a trial size tho.
I have brought some rusty metal obelisks with me - left a lot behind too - but I'm not sure they're big enough for most of my current clems so will have to build trellis or pergola or obelisk supports to suit. My new ones include the Pilgrim, Fighting Temeraire, Summer Song and Lark Ascending plus Malvern Hills and William Shakespeare which I had in Belgium. I've brought several more with me, already in pots or as cuttings so should have a good selection t get me going.
It is so cold in the wind that I have come back in and am making lists of plants on the PC whilst watching recordings of Carol Klein's year in the garden. I went to let the kittens back in and Cosmos, who normally goes thru a whole greetings ritual rushed headlong straight upstairs and into the litter tray. Desperate. Blonde! Going to have to teach him about the outdoor loo we've made. Minstrel, meanwhile, has had that sussed for a couple of weeks and decided to do a thorough explore of kitchen man's van while I shivered.
Last edited: 24 March 2017 14:12:06