Garden Support Obelisk Suggestions
Thanks for the obelisk suggestions. Another question, do you put the obelisk in front of the plant that you want to train up it?.
It depends on the plant and its growth habit. I have a columnar rose in one and growing it inside the obelisk. An annual climber I have planted on the side...
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Inside/outside also depends on the growth habit of your rose and how flexible the stems are. I have a Warm Welcome planted inside an obelisk as I read that is what you are meant to do with roses.
I tried cutting it back last year to retrain it better using the winding around the outside technique as it all wanted to grow up the inside and I hadn’t really made much effort to train it originally. It flowered pretty well anyway, so I should have left it ‘pillar’ style as the new canes were too stiff and refused to be teased out and wound around. So all I achieved was to set back the growth, as now it’s only half the height of last year!
If you have a blacksmith or metal worker near at hand you could ask them to make you one.
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' - Helen Keller
Well i ended up buying a 8Ft Traditional Obelisk by GAP Garden Products. I just could not afford some of the ones in the link and i needed 3 Obelisks. They are £60.99 inc postage from Amazon.
Height 96" (2430mm)
Dia 18" (457mm)
Look pretty good to me. I've got a similar 6ft tall one with a vigorous HT rose on it and it has lasted well so far - about 5 years I think.