Obelisks

Walls, fences, paths, patios, decking, pergolas and raised beds are all examples of hard landscaping.

Obelisks

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November 16th, 2003, 5:33 pm #1

During the summer we had problems with the Clematis and so called patio roses. Growing so well they reached the top of the 6 foot obelisks, on which they were growing, and then had no where to go other than droop down.
So. Armed with saw and drill, this is what we made. Hopefully they will have a bit more space, they are about 8 foot tall. And cost about 16 to make each.

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November 16th, 2003, 5:35 pm #2

Now that's what we need for 1 rose and 4 clematis/es
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November 16th, 2003, 6:04 pm #3

I'll be around later to pick them up would 16.50 do
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November 16th, 2003, 6:25 pm #4

I suppose you wouldn't fancy telling us how you made them in the new diy forum? No? Ah well it was worth a try
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November 16th, 2003, 6:53 pm #5

Those are fantastic - just what I have been looking for - don't suppose you have plans or anything, pretty please as I would love to make some myself. Peraps you could supply the plans for a donation to RG (make you feel guilty now if you don't)
In answer to your earlier question about were the clouds over the sea, most probably they were about Newquay, so yes. With views like that and the plants I can grow I someimes think I am mad wanting to move.
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November 16th, 2003, 8:51 pm #6

Dawn 16 for the materials + ? many hours at say 15 per hour, good try but sorry.
Deedee Plans ?. Just got the wood and made them, didn't need plans, just had to check with the Head gardener (her who has to be obeyed, or else), what height and width she wanted them to be.
They are 3 sided, each side made separately, then joined together AFTER painting.
One important point is that they need to be fixed down to the ground, high winds, and with all the foliage of the plants will cause a lot of wind resistance, so drive angle iron or tube into the ground, and fix these to the obelisks.
Thanks for the info regarding the cloud in your sunset picture, I have an interest in cloud/weather, and guessed they were over the sea. Sea warmer than land at night in winter ect.
Pip I would find it difficult to describe in words, the construction of the obelisks in a posting on the Diy/Crafts forum. I would like to help other members of RG. Perhaps those that are able to come to our garden on the meet next year can gain some information from seeing them in the garden.
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November 16th, 2003, 10:13 pm #7

Ahhhhhh great. So now we can add a Gardening DIY Lecture to the day
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November 16th, 2003, 10:19 pm #8

OMG.......................
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November 16th, 2003, 10:21 pm #9

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November 17th, 2003, 12:14 am #10

Wish I had a handy man ....only got a man and he don't do .
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November 17th, 2003, 12:38 pm #11

I can't wait 'till the next meet down there Sal was telling me all about it on the journey to Bunnys We're already planning to share a B& B room together


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November 17th, 2003, 7:06 pm #12


Are you both going to bring your gardening tools with you ???
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November 18th, 2003, 9:01 am #13

Wouldn't dare Malcolm
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