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NotyalcaNotyalca Posts: 134

So to disguise my washing line a little (retractable is just not practical ((I have 2 kids under 2 and I have washing coming out of my ears))) so its not even worth putting the line away every time... so instead I have 2 awful strings across my garden with 2 big metal poles holding them up.

the lines are "transparent" but my two metal poles are not .

Im going to replace the poles with two large sticks to keep it natural looking and thinking of making it a """feature"" and finding a smallish climber to climb it to add height interest.       

I don't want something that will go too out of control.. and preferably have year round foliage.

seeing if there isn't anything suitable.   If not Ill just not plant anything, but worth asking! 


  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532

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  • NotyalcaNotyalca Posts: 134



    Just put the stick up haha.  Theres a flower bed in the middle of the garden so the planting of it isn't an issue. (Excuse lack of colour- we have only just started the gajrden this spring! it was just lawn before)

    Ivy sound good, is there one in particular that would be better suited??

    (also ignore the grass being desperate for a cut haha)

    Last edited: 31 July 2017 17:14:42

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,181

    That set up, looks far too flimsy to support your washing and that pole would not support a climber, sorry.

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  • NotyalcaNotyalca Posts: 134

    It is a lot sturdier than it looks and it's been properly stuck in the ground. 

    like I said if there was nothing suitable I won't bother.     

    We we will soon found out if your right or not as it's washing day today! ?

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