Half-Round Garden Arches creating romantic walkways around your house
With a pathway next to your house, you have the option of attaching half-round garden arches to the walls, creating an unusually attractive space both at the front of the building and at its other more secluded sides. With the right colour and shape, a rose-covered garden arch can act as a bridge, uniting house and garden in harmony. To ensure the best results, we recommend a garden arch with as wide an opening as possible, since horizontally trained roses will produce a rich spread of foliage and blooms. A wide garden arch also reduces the risk of injury from thorny branches as the roses grow older. By covering narrower pathways with a wider half-round garden arch, you can make them appear visually more spacious. The base of the garden arch must be anchored deep in the ground. This will help to ensure that the metal frame does not lose its shape under the growing weight of the rose or as wind and rain take their toll. The top of the arch should be attached to the wall of the house with rawlplugs.
For an explosion of colour, plant the Bagatelle Half-Round Garden Arch with Roses, Clematis and other climbing plants
Before choosing your garden arch, there are a few points worth considering. Close to a house, a garden can be quite dry. The house itself can act as a rain shadow, while building rubble may have contaminated the soil. For optimal results, remember that climbing roses and coloured varieties of clematis will thrive more, the further from the house wall you plant them – another good reason to choose a wider garden arch. And of course, you will also do your plants a favour if you loosen the soil about two spade depths before bedding them, remove any rubble, and replenish with high quality fresh soil and compost.
Choosing correct dimensions and the right colour for your Half-Round Garden Arch
Do allow yourself time to reflect on the overall dimensions of your half-round garden arch. How long and how wide should it be to connect your house and garden harmoniously? And if you’re looking at an alternative to the standard black, be sure to choose a colour that blends well with its surroundings. The Classic Garden Elements standard Bagatelle Half-Round Garden Arch is a solidly crafted support frame in a practical size with great aesthetic appeal – the perfect marriage of design and function. When covered with roses, clematis or other climbers, it brings an abundance of colour and exquisite fragrances to the pathway at the side of your house. A particularly attractive idea, if you wish to liven up a dull wall, is to install an entire row of half-round metal garden arches. Lined up one after the other and covered in colourful climbers, they combine to form a romantic and airy walkway around your home.