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New Rose Arch for 'Kiss me Kate'

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This week the bronze Rose arch arrived .It took us all of one morning to erect it and to anchor it in the ground securely. Planted the climbing rose on the one side…this is a vigorous rose,so fingers crossed! Will probably plant a Clematis on the other side.The pale blue Veronicas look just right at the base.Next year I will plant some Foxgloves amongst them.
The main arch in the front garden we have had for many years.It is being held up by the climbers.‘Warm welcome’and a Clematis .After much deliberation I decided to take the bull by the horns and paint this black arch bronze to match the new one….the bronze paint is as near as I could find.Looking at it finished I think the new colour complements the bright orange rose.Anyway,it will have to do.for now It was a very fiddly job painting between the prickly rose stems.Took me over an hour to complete.
Have attached some photos for you to see.

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The new arch is very dainty-looking and not too 'hefty'. Very appealing. I like the colour of the older arch too. I don't envy you with the painting. That must have been quite some job at this time of year.
I shall look forward to seeing how it looks when planted up.

21 May, 2020

 

The two arches look lovely. The old one is very attractive with the roses on both sides and the new one will be just as nice when the climbers start to grow on it :)

21 May, 2020

 

Lovely Julia - it must have been tricky painting the top?! And as you say, the Veronicas complement it perfectly.

21 May, 2020

 

Thank you both...it was a nightmare Anget...shouldn't have really done it in that temperature but I'm very much one for being impulsive.
Hywel, that's the exciting part,isn't it...will probably move a clematis in the Autumn to plant there.Our GC is becoming very low in plants...hoping this isn't a sign of what's to come...and will there be a shortage of bulbs.

21 May, 2020

 

Thank you,Sheila...it was rather tricky painting the top...my balance on the stool wasn't very good...

21 May, 2020

 

what a lovely addition to the garden.
You cant beat a well structured arch.

21 May, 2020

 

So sweet!

21 May, 2020

 

Many thanks Seaburn and Sunny....makes all the prickly work well worth it.

21 May, 2020

 

I hope there won't be a shortage of bulbs or next spring will look bare ...

22 May, 2020

 

The arches are lovely - very elegant too! Congratulations on your intricate painting!

22 May, 2020

 

Same here,Hywel..
Thanks Stera...I can still see little areas where I couldn't reach to paint.

22 May, 2020

 

Just catching up again Julia ! You must have a lot of patience painting that arch, but it was worth it as it looks great !

23 May, 2020

 

Not one of my qualities, Rose...lol.....it was yet another project,which I enjoy doing .Thanks for your kind comment.

23 May, 2020

 

with a lyrical name like "Kiss Me, Kate!" it has to be a winner. I wonder if anyone on here has a Linda Porter Rose?

26 May, 2020

 

Good to see you,Lori...I'm sure it will be a winner.Very vigorous one though.

26 May, 2020

 

Oops !!.. I missed this one M'land, I like both your arches, I certainly don't envy you the painting job, I haven't got the patience for those kind of jobs and I certainly couldn't do them once in situ., I'd have more on me than on the arch. I agree the old one with the roses looks lovely and no doubt the new one will as well, it already looks good amongst the blue veronica's..Lovely photo's of your garden..

5 Jun, 2020

 

No worries Lincs...
It was a tricky job...not done very well,I must admit...when foliage has died down,I will try again..
The new climbing rose has 4 new buds so it must feel happy there.
Thank you for your comments.

6 Jun, 2020

 

We have the same rose arch! We bought ours last year, to be truthful was really not sure about the bronze colouring, but we have had so many people admire it.....so it will stay! we painted our old one green.....itโ€™s falling apart held together by the paint!
Have just taken delivery ๐Ÿšš of some Veronica.....not grown it here before....
Pleased to hear the rose has settled down, they can take as long as two years....

2 Jul, 2020

 

Snap! I wasn't too sure on the bronze colour at first,but as the climbers have grown through it,I am liking it more.As you say,the rose will settle down next year.

2 Jul, 2020

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