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Yesterday morning I decided I would like a Garden Arch. So went on the Internet, to Am…n, and found one that I thought would serve the purpose, and ordered it. It was delivered this morning, in kit form of course, (hows that for service), and I managed to get it put together and in place by 2.30. Photo attached. It has two fancy scroll patterns on the sides, but they don’t show up on the pic unfortunately, Not bad going though and I am pleased, already have a rose on one side, so think my new clematis can go the other side.

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Brilliant Cinders, that will be great once the plants start growing, fantastic delivery service,

29 Mar, 2012

 

that will be lovely, those arches are trickier to put together than you think!!!

29 Mar, 2012

 

Crikey thats speedy service Cinders, it'll look great this summer when everythings grown :-)
We bought one from B&Q in the sale after christmas only paid £20!!!! , a wooden one,there where no instructions for assembly so I found a picture of it on the net and hubby put it up for me yesterday, should have been £140!!!, there were a couple of pieces missing but nothing vital or noticeable, love to get a bargain :-), just trying to decide what to plant on it, I bought some great clematis from The Range last autumn, only £2.50 each, they're romping away in the greenhouse so definitely use a couple of them and like you a rose I think.

29 Mar, 2012

 

Good lord Cinders, no sooner the thought than the deed.
Is the clem Warsaw Nike can`t quite tell from the label.

29 Mar, 2012

 

Just the ticket, looks great there.
Great service from Amz. We were driving up the M1 on Tuesday & saw their headqtrs, my dad said at the time how good they are to deal with.

29 Mar, 2012

 

Thanks Yorks, and Sticki you are so right. I had to take it all to pieces once as I had a piece the wrong way round !
Simbad yours sounds like a real bargain, and I am sure it will look great. Mine was only £20 plus delivery of £6. so I am well pleased. I think Clematis look good always, but so do roses. I was worried about blocking my lovely view across the fields so opted for a metal one, and I think it will be fine.

29 Mar, 2012

 

Hi Stroller, yes I agree, fast. Also you are correct - the clematis is Warsaw Nike. Hope it will flower well for me.
Thanks Willinilli. I certainly have had no cause to complain with the service from Amz. and I have bought several things from them now.

29 Mar, 2012

 

This looks fabby Cinderella...looking forward to seeing it a few months down the line or should I say a few months over the arch :)

29 Mar, 2012

 

Ha Ha. Yes so am I.

29 Mar, 2012

 

My goodness,Cinders ..what are you on this week ? I'd like some ! I had to smile..which thought came first..the arch or the clematis ? Lol...seems like you couldn't have one without the other ...looks great,and well done..:o)

29 Mar, 2012

 

Oh dear Sandra, I knew you would have a funny comment ! Been thinking about an arch for a long time really, but couldnt make up my mind, but after buying the clematis I didnt know where to put it !!!
As for what I am on ? At last have my blood pressure back to normal. Perhaps thats it.

29 Mar, 2012

 

Lovely arch and Clematis Cinderella..I love arches :)))

29 Mar, 2012

 

thanks Michaella

29 Mar, 2012

 

Lol,Cinders..like me then..nice to be 'normal' again,isn't it ? :o))

29 Mar, 2012

 

Lol :o))))

29 Mar, 2012

 

Good heavens lady what are you taking? and can I have some too? going to look so lovely with a rose and your clematis.....what is the next task?

29 Mar, 2012

 

I bought a couple of arches from Lidl a year or so ago, a fiver each; no idea what the quality fo them is, or the size (not had them out of the box even to have a look) and no idea where I could use them, as I can't bury the ends in the ground; I'd have to anchor them pretty securely.

But your pic gives me an incentive and hope that mine'll turn out even half as brilliantly as yours did, Cinders!

30 Mar, 2012

 

That looks good, we bought one last year have rose growing up oneside, and as it's at the entrance to what will be the veg plot this (we're revamping the garden) we'll be growing runner beans up the other side.

The service was fast and your putting together even faster!!!

30 Mar, 2012

 

It's very nice. It's going to look great with climbers on it. Your clematis is a lovely colour :o)

30 Mar, 2012

 

Dotty thats the lot for this week, shall have to lie down for the rest of the week !

Thanks Fran. Go on - get them out the boxes. Perhaps you could find a flower pot to put the legs in and fill it with concrete. Just a thought.

Crv93 - thats a good idea putting runner beans up it, as they are quite pretty when flowering. Thanks for comments.

Hywel, thank you, glad you like it.

30 Mar, 2012

 

thanks, Cinders, I hadn't thought of that! And it'd still be portable - take down the frame and move the bottom bit with the weights separately.

Have a hug, I've not given any out for a while!

30 Mar, 2012

 

Thanks for the hug Fran, I don't get many of those these days ! I shall expect a picture next week !!

30 Mar, 2012

 

lol a pic I can do, but of the arch??? got so much sorting and getting-ready-for to do first - and making-space-for and, most of all, where-to-put-it!

I had thought about leaving one layer off, making it shorter, and putting a seat under it; perhaps covering the top so I could sit out in all weathers (but I'd get soaked getting to it!), having plants up the sides until they were enough to roof it completely.

Or taking the halves and making a porch over my back door (there's wall the other side) so at least I'd have a dry-ish space outside the door. So many options ... the prob is when anything's possible is that nothing gets done cos I can't make up my mind!

But I'll certainly give it some more thought: I want to make some seats and benches, and what I make depends on available space, as does the placeement.

lol, in short, watch this space but don't hold your breath!

have another hug - they're on special offer this week :-}

30 Mar, 2012

 

Good choice of clematis there Cinderella, if it does as well as mine did last year you will be well pleased and it is well on its way again this year, enjoy, the colour of the clematis is lovely.

30 Mar, 2012

 

Thanks Oliveoil, thats nice to know. Just planted it and it is looking ok. Several nice healthy stems.

Good luck Fran, and thanks for the extra hug.

30 Mar, 2012

 

Cant beat a good arch

30 Mar, 2012

 

Thats true Stevie.

30 Mar, 2012

 

Well done on getting it delivered so quick and even getting it up, should look really nice with your climbers.

31 Mar, 2012

 

Well I hope so Clarice, it was certainly good delivery service, and very easy to put up.

31 Mar, 2012

 

lol can you share the source, Cinders???

31 Mar, 2012

 

Well I ordered it from A..z.n Fran. If you cannot work that out I will pm you.

31 Mar, 2012

 

lol thanks Cinders. Think I can fill in the gaps.

Are the spaces between horizontal bars ok for plants? I alwyas imagine they'd have a job reaching, and so tend to add string to the small obelisks I've tried to use to give 'em more to cling on to.

31 Mar, 2012

 

Well roses I think would definitely be ok as they have firm stems, clematis may need some help to start off, but they will soon manage to cling on.

31 Mar, 2012

 

I've got about four or five types of ivy, none of which seem to want to climb - I rather like the idea of an evergreen, always-present covering. I did try lacing some long stems in and out of the mini-obelisks I bought for that very purpose, but maybe you have to get them trained when they're younger - or, of course, these could be ground-cover types, not given to climbing.

When you've got a plant up each side, what happens when they both reach the top - assuming they both grow at the same rate, will the slug it out from there on?

31 Mar, 2012

 

I expect so !! No, the rose I have won't get to the top, and I don't know about the clematis how tall it will get, but expect I could bend them down a bit and let them go up again, shouldnt think that will happen.

31 Mar, 2012

 

I love arches Cinders. I don't think you'll have any trouble with Niobe...she doesn't seem to want to reach too skywards! I absolutely adore her, she is my favourite large-flowered clematis. What colour is the rose please? I think anything will go with Niobe though....lovely. I can just see where the metal 'scrolling' is on the sides...very nice and what a bargain! I am one of A.....'s best customers I have to admit! ;)

1 Apr, 2012

 

Karen, I do have Niobe, but the one I have put there is Warsaw Nike, bought it last week and its not very big yet but growing nicely. The rose is not a climbing rose, but has been in that spot for years and I have let it get tall. Its Paul McCartney rose, and pink with a gorgeous scent. When I bought the clematis I didnt have the arch in mind, that was a spur of the moment thing too, and didnt know where to put it. Hope it will be ok, if not I shall have to move it.

1 Apr, 2012

 

Ah, another beauty! :))

1 Apr, 2012

 

So, you've built a path, then built an arch ... dare I ask what the third project is going to be? ... Well done, Cinders ... your garden is definitely going to be a winner this year ... :o)

5 Apr, 2012

 

Oh Shirley, I don't know where I got the energy from !! Haven't decided on the third thing yet. So much to do at the moment isnt there, without any extra, but something will crop up I expect.

5 Apr, 2012

 

Keep to something simple ... like hanging an ornament in a tree! .....

5 Apr, 2012

 

Ha Ha Ok, will do Shirley

5 Apr, 2012

 

very very nice , love arches ...........

7 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you Cristina

7 Apr, 2012

 

It adds a nice new dimension to the garden doesn't it. I t will look really pretty with the rose and clematis on it this summer.

8 Apr, 2012

 

Well I hope so Hb. The rose is already established there but the clematis is new, so hope it makes lots of growth.

8 Apr, 2012

 

A bargain there Cinders, it look great and so will the clematis growing up it and well done for putting it up yourself..

8 Apr, 2012

 

Well thank you Young daisy. Unfortunately I do have to do most things by myself these days, but it makes you feel good to know that you can still do these things.

8 Apr, 2012

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