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Roses On An Arch

VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 644
Hi i've been thinking of getting an arch for my back garden and have a rose climbing up it. Do i need a rose on ether side of the arch or just one.


  • One either side, why buy one when you can buy two. Double the joy!
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,824 depends as much on the size, width and strength of the arch as to whether one or two could be recommended...
    East Anglia, England
  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 571
    .....and how the arch is secured in the ground...
  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,040
    Apparently is quite trendy to have only one rose.  I prefer two and like them to be the same variety, really don't like different roses each side, but that's just me.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 644
    I have not brought an arch yet but was looking at this, would this be suitable. Also what the best way to secure it to the ground.

  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 571
    Met posts or post fix. We used met posts and bolts through the legs of the arch and through the holes in the met posts.. Despite having a lot of rose on it , it withstood a near hurricane.
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,824's a nice looking arch of a good size... you could certainly grow a rose each side, or just one and perhaps a clematis the other... but I prefer metal to wood arches... that looks good quality wood, I would hope it's pressure treated.. but the legs should be buried at least 12 inches deep and cemented in..  I use post fix as Joy* said...
    East Anglia, England
  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 571
    It is a nice arch, but as Malorena, we have a metal arch in our new garden. Tom Chambers arches are good. We added to the protection by painting it with Hammerite paint in black and it looks good against the roses and clematis growing over it..
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