trish beebe

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Garden arches planting - help needed

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 17:51

oh my goodness, thank you all so much for the feedback.  i totally forgot to check on here, so busy planting and saving things from wet rot with all the rain we have had.   I love the Akibea - so different.  i dont want another clemantis, got one in the back garden over an arch. i think the thing to do is multi-plant like a few of you have suggested, so i get a full show,different elements.  some spring, some summer and something with great leaves for autumn.  i saw a purple leaved vine somewhere, will have to try and trace that..  and fairy lights in winter sounds just the thing on bare branches.

Garden arches planting - help needed

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 23:00

hi LeadFarmer,  they will get sun for all morning, and most of afternoon in full summer, they face North/South and sun will be over the house after midday.

honeysuckle is not my fav - never managed to get it to do anything other than produce one single flower!

so can i plant a jasmin and clematis togther on one leg do you think?

Any suggestion of kind of jasmin that is hardy.  i still cannot believe i lost my daisy bushes this winter - and it was so mild!

Garden arches planting - help needed

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 22:38

Hi all.

help help!!  i have just put in 2 garden arches in the front garden over the path to the front door.  Got them next to each other with about 2ft between them.  they are the cheap metal ladder type - easy to move and not terribly strong.  thought of creating a nice entrance to the house, and great outlook onto the green and trees we face.

but what to plant them up with?  dont fancy roses, the thorns... besides putting a climbing rose on the wall of house by the doorway. 

Like the idea of 4 different plants that compliment each other in terms of colour, would be fantastic to have 4 plants providing 4 seasons of interest.  now that would be great!  

worried about clemantis as they need cutting back each year, and i would end up with bare stark archways for half the year - poo idea.

who has any thoughts or suggestions to share?  i understand i could pland up 2 or more plants in one point, providing double interest...  but which?!!


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