Arch Planting

Back in March we erected a new arch to replace the metal one we had that went down in a storm in January. I love the new arch. It’s made from tanalised wood, so it shouldn’t warp or rot and it’s planted in the ground with heavy metal spikes which are concreted in, so it shouldn’t come down. The spikes are under the ground (obviously) but the vice part above is screwed onto the arch legs. Unfortunately they’re rather ugly.

Case and point.

So I just went and bought some daffodil bulbs. The idea is to plant the bulbs around each leg now and let the grass grow. Then the bulbs should provide some pretty cover come Spring. I deliberately chose a variety that has long lasting flowers. Hopefully it will be successful.

September/October is the time to plant your bulbs if you fancy some Spring colour. Daffodils, tulips, crocus, hyacinth and allium bulbs are all currently available in garden centres and supermarkets.

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  1. Maria says:

    Sounds like a cool project! Thanks for the reminder to plant fall bulbs. My gardens are pretty dull in spring and could use some color.

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    1. My garden looks it’s best in Spring. We don’t have a lot of shade (no trees) and a very sunny south-facing garden so it got a bit scorched this summer in the heatwave!

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