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why didn't I think of this before!

I'm in the planning stage of building a pergola with a home made trellis to support a fragrant climbing plant.My missus wants a shaded area to sit in during summer.We have a path the whole length of our back garden.I've just realised I can do all 3 at once!
Instead of 1 pergola,I build a series of 2 foot long pergolas spaced 6 feet apart,with plastic chainlink fencing over the top running the whole length from the beginning of the first pergola to the end of the last one,and train some fragrant climbers(probably honeysuckles)through the chainlink,creating a living roof for the path,and my missus gets her shaded area underneath!


  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,090
    Plastic chainlink? There are lots of other options too.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,299
    I was just thinking that, @Fire.
     How about rope?
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,597
    Or wire, or rusty builders' mesh.  Anything (almost) but plastic.
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  • seacrowsseacrows Posts: 208
    Your missus may not want to sit in a narrow shaded pathway. Maybe link it to a broader area over a patio? I'm thinking space for a chair and small table for a cuppa.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,090
    I'm currently trying criss crossed wire running between a big arch and a shed, to run climbing roses over and create a kind of rose arbour. The wires are pretty invisible.

    Rope can look lovely and can be cheap (second hand?) I don't suppose it has to be super thick. You would just need fine an easy way to attach it.

    (Pic not mine)

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