Getting a bit fed up of your outdoor space and want to mix things up a bit? Now is the time of year to make some changes to your garden before summer kicks in, but if you’ve run out of borders to plant things in, maybe you need to think outside the box. Adding height to your garden may sound like something that goes against planning permission, but we don’t mean digging everything up and getting the builders in. This could be as simple as purchasing a garden arch that can add some drama and colour to your green space…
Choosing the Right Garden Arch
You don’t have to have a huge space to make one of these structures work. Perhaps you have a pathway that needs a secluded entrance, or you want to create a shady spot at the bottom on your garden for the height of summer. Or maybe you’d like to try your hand at growing vines and want to show them off in the best way possible. There are lots of reasons a garden arch might be the best solution for your gardening needs. And luckily, one of our Selections voucher codes can help you out right now.
We have an exclusive saving of 10% off any of their garden arches and seeing as they are a specialist in this sort of thing, there are lots to choose from. You may not realise that garden arches come in different shapes and sizes, so even if you only have a small space to work with, we’re sure you can find something to suit on their site. Choose from a traditional round arch, or if you’d like a different shape, they have square or ‘Monet’ style arches that could well be just what you’re looking for.
If you specifically want an arch to propagate fruit on, then their specialised vine arches or fruit tree arches will be right up your street (or rather, your garden path). And lastly, for those with a slightly smaller garden space to work with and a wall going spare, a wall arch is a great alternative. This is effectively half an arch that you attach to said wall to create a leafy, shady canopy – maybe invest in more than one so you eventually end up with a tunnel effect leading from your back door down to your garden or patio.
What to Grow on Your Garden Arch
Once you’ve picked out your style and shape of arch, you need to plan what is going to climb up and around it for maximum effect. As mentioned above, vines and other climbing fruits are a wonderful choice and viable options include raspberries and gooseberries. If you’ve picked out a larger, sturdier garden arch, you could even go for something a bit weightier, such as pears, of even vegetables like runner beans, courgettes and squash.
But if you’re more about the visuals, then there are of course, plenty of colourful options. Popular climbers include honeysuckle, wisteria, passion flower, sweet peas and roses. Remember to check the optimum times of year for planting, but don’t worry if you’ve missed a window – many of these you can plant in both the spring or the autumn.
If you’d like more ideas on how to make the best use of your garden space, we’ve got plenty of inspiration is this post. Plus, you can find more garden savings here on My Favourite Voucher Codes including savings on seeds, bedding plants, soil and garden furniture. Just take a look at our home and garden page to find the latest discounts.
By Anna Scott, 7th May 2019