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noslimbody Sun 23-Mar-14 21:40:40

I think one of these would be perfect for my smallish garden. I have seen a couple I like on line with benches attached. I'm worried about stability, don't these things just sink into the ground? (I presume they have metal spikes?) I could just get a wooden one, but want something that doesn't require much maintenance, also love the look of the more ornate ones.
This is the one I like

Rhubarbgarden Mon 24-Mar-14 07:22:33

I have one, although not as ornate. If you sit it on a couple of paving slabs it won't sink or get muddy/weedy. Then you have planting holes either side to grow your climbers in.

noslimbody Mon 24-Mar-14 16:13:57

Thanks Rhubarbgarden, don't know why I didn't think of that!
Did you use any fasteners or anything on the paving slab to stop it from just toppling over?

Rhubarbgarden Mon 24-Mar-14 18:17:09

No, once the climbing roses got going they anchored it down!

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