Why not? Once the climbers are climbing up them, you won't see the rats' tails!
How about a small laburnum arch? Just don't forget if you have small children that the seeds are poisonous, but children can be taught not to eat things!
You tell him, CGFI, I for one found the tips given very useful in case I have the same problem one day with my dog. Have noticed on several posts that he's doesn't seem to like animals, dogs and cats in particular!
Here is some info on it:
Have to disagree there, Tetley, I have 5 hydrangeas growing very well between/under a hazel and a huge magnolia. Only have to give them water if it's been dry for several days.
Ronnie, today's how to on GW:
What an interesting link, Gardengirl, so much good information!
I enjoyed those two stories, Mike and would say, first one folklore, second one (sadly) true!
JPC, have a look on here, there are all sorts of wooden handles
Chris, I cut mine back by about a 3rd when I bring them into the house, then cut right back in March and repot into fresh compost. Don't forget they need quite a bit of light, so put in a bright place, a conservatory would be ideal.