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IDEAS FOR GARDEN ARCHES........

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Poppylover asked if I would do a blog on what plants we use on our arches……so here it is, the first large arch is over the decking, on that we have two grape vines one red one white and a Wisteria Sinensis, Montana Broughton Star will be climbing over it also by next year.


The second arch supports Rosa Madame Alfred Carrier and Lonicera Mint Crisp, also another clematis, which has yet to flower and I have forgotten which one I put there lol


Arch three has Rosa New Dawn and Albertine and two clematis,not sure which ones these are….sorry but they are pale mauve…..


Arch four has a white Clematis Montana, Rosa Lady Hillingdon also Clematis Louise Rowe.


Arch five has Rose Pauls Scarlet, Rosa Compassion, and Clematis Star of India and one of the Viticella which is purple.


Arch six has a Lonicera Halliana,Clematis Marjorie and a another white Montana possibly Alba…


Unfortunately this is the best photo I have of this arch…..we are about to add another arch which will lead you up another garden path!! and around the tropical garden, more about that to follow, well those are our arches, sorry I cannot name all the Clematis but they have been there a long time (most of these arches have replaced old metal ones) all the roses have a perfume and so does the honeysuckle, so there you have it, and as they say the only way is UP!! as we are fast running out of floor space.

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Fantastic Dotty . . . anyone would think you had half an acre there, lol! Brilliant for us to have so much info too, thanks.

13 Nov, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Thanks for all that information, i can see one or two i would like to add to my arches

13 Nov, 2011

 

Wonderful planting there Dotty ..
added to GoYpedia. :o)

13 Nov, 2011

 

A lifetime of collecting there Dd. fantastic.

13 Nov, 2011

 

lovely blog d.d ................. gawjuss arches , carnt wait till mine are growing like yours , inspireing !!!

13 Nov, 2011

 

just beautiful so inspirational what a lovely blog, am rather down today, you have cheered me up, i dont have much luck with clematis, i put roots in shade etc, must be doing something wrong.

13 Nov, 2011

 

Interesting blog love all your arches.

13 Nov, 2011

 

WOW! You have a lot of beautiful arches and some amazingly beautiful plants on them too, not forgetting your garden is beautiful too! Love it! :))))

13 Nov, 2011

 

Sheila if only that were the case....I could add another six at least.
BJS only too pleased to help.
TT many thanks, got a little thrown this year as some of the roses all flowered at the same time so my colour co-ordinations went out of the window lol
Gm yes, and still doing it !!
Cris many thanks, yours look lovely now....
Cazcat, sorry to hear your down, pleased I could cheer you up.....we always buy the cheapest Clematis (basic ones) with plenty of shoots ..usually The Range or Morrisons no more then £2.00 each, repot them straight away, deeper than in the original pot, good multi purpose compost and wait until they are double the size or more then put in the garden, feed until the flowers arrive, then stop (do keep well watered though) hope this helps!!
Clarice thanks they are the mainstay of the garden..
Michaella coming from the Queen of Arches I am very flattered, thanks, like you I like to see vertical structures in a garden, if possible.

13 Nov, 2011

 

Oh Dd, thank you so much for this. We put three arches in yesterday...to lead up to the greenhouse. They look HUGE, naked and overwhelming. We have been back and forth between keeping them or taking the whole lot out all day....and now I see why I wanted them and what they could look like in a couple of years time! Cheered me up no end.....perhaps we will keep them after all. The will look better when they are painted to match the greenhouse and the other arch too.....mmmm....we'll see. But yours look so lovely and I so love the sensation of walking under them.....thank you!

13 Nov, 2011

 

dd, thanks I will do this, maybe i put them in garden when they are too small, thanks very much, i will look out for some.

13 Nov, 2011

 

dd, forgot to say the garden path is just fab as well.

13 Nov, 2011

 

Your Mint Crisp is beautiful, DD2, how do you get it grow so thick. Mine is looking rather sprindly and it had very few flowers :(

13 Nov, 2011

 

Wonderful photos of your beautifully planted garden,Dotty ... especially like pic 3 ... :o)

13 Nov, 2011

 

Blooming lovely..I love pic 3 and 4 as well. My yard is gonna be so stuffed.....I must not look...I must not look.

13 Nov, 2011

 

Pimpernel stuff away, the more the merrier lol
Thanks Shirley my favourite too....
Gee Mint Crisp suffered a bit last winter but it had a light prune which did the trick, and it does need a lot of water too.
Cazcat Clems do need to be fairly robust before you plant them in able to get them off to a good start, good luck with your next lot!!
Karen I will find the picture of our large arch before it was planted up, it looked massive, thought we had made a big mistake at the time.......glad you found the blog helpful.

13 Nov, 2011

 

Thanks DD...I am starting to get used to the arches a bit now....get them painted today and get the plants in...it will be lovely...it will be lovely...it will be lovely....just keep telling myself! :)))))

14 Nov, 2011

 

Great blog Dotty, I love arches and am hoping for a long garden when I move so I can have some.

14 Nov, 2011

 

What a beautiful garden.

14 Nov, 2011

 

Just found this blog, thank you so much DD. This is going straight onto my favourites. Your planting is inspirational, you are so matter of fact about it, but theres no getting away from it you have a natural flair for planting. All your climbers look so healthy and well looked after. I especially love the combination of Pauls Scarlet with the purple viticella. Your garden is just how I would like mine to look. How many acres have you got?? - It looks huge!

14 Nov, 2011

 

Karen with your flair for planting it will be lovely, I just know it will. Annella they do make a garden look more interesting, good luck with finding the right garden.
Thanks Frybo.....
Poppylover glad you liked it, all thanks to you really lol acres I wish.... it is very small, the design makes it appear larger than it is.

14 Nov, 2011

 

lovely lovely Dotty, i wish i had so many flowers and im still awaiting my first arch lol, can i come live with you Dotty hahah

14 Nov, 2011

 

Lol San.....patience is a virtue, so they say!! and what would Baz do without you?

15 Nov, 2011

 

Stunning Dotty, truly stunning. Love the arches and planting schemes. Turning green here, lol.

I know your first pic of the large arch is over the decking, but are the other arches always over paths? Not sure how Karen has used her's either but wondering if your arches are always over paths or kind of incorporated into beds and used like obelisks. Plus (sorry, so many questions), where to you buy the arches? Added to my Fav's ;-)

15 Nov, 2011

 

Thanks Dawn for your kind comments..... to answer your questions all our arches are over a path which leads you around the garden, and then we have several obelisks which are in the borders, we buy most of them online, and a lot of them are Forest arches, if we can get them locally we do, as long as the price is right.

15 Nov, 2011

 

Thanks Dotty, I see, I can picture the arches now, over your paths, weaving around the garden, they must look quite stunning. Hmmm, food for thought, going now to google Forest arches now. ;-)

15 Nov, 2011

 

We have a rose arch coming on Monday, ordered from Gardener's World.net it has a very good write up, and I have been very impressed with their service so far and 14 day money back also? have a look and see what you think, their arches are so reasonable.

16 Nov, 2011

 

I'm off to have a look too :o))

16 Nov, 2011

 

No question this is a true inspiration, have been planning, discarding, and planning again since we saw your garden last year DD, and now have two or three ideas to put in place next year. Thank you.
Look forward to seeing your upgrade next year!

16 Nov, 2011

 

Tet pleased to be of some help, do I take it we might see you again then? that would be something to look forward to.

17 Nov, 2011

 

Im sorry to tell you DD...we will be there!lol!

17 Nov, 2011

 

Can I come too???

17 Nov, 2011

 

Just told Oh he is as chuffed as me!! Poppylover please do I can heartily recommend the cake, the eldest makes cupcakes to die for!!
Tet would my new Iris Rosalie Figge be out then?

17 Nov, 2011

 

It usually flowers end of May early June DD, and again in October (tho the last flower went over two nights ago!). Depends what days you are open. Still as I have one, not important, just hope it flowers well for you.

17 Nov, 2011

 

We are opening on June 3rd and 4th and July 1st and 2nd. So she should be flowering, have planned a new border for our iris (another change lol) the herbs did not do as well as we hoped, so they will be grown in pots instead of taking up a whole bed.

18 Nov, 2011

 

My friend grows a fair few herbs DD, all in terracotta pots. They seem to do better in terracotta..its a "med" thing I reckon lol!
Well Im going to bat for June and hope we get good weather..otherwise we will choose July!!

18 Nov, 2011

 

Well we can only try.........have put most of the Thymes alongside the path, where the lavender path is, another change there. We are hoping June will be a good one as well....but you could visit whenever you like!!

19 Nov, 2011

 

Thats very kind..really looking forward to next year. Friends to visit, new places to discover and share..life is good.

20 Nov, 2011

 

I am pleased to hear that Tet......

21 Nov, 2011

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