I always dream of having my own garden arch, an influence from the gardening books or potagers photos that I have seen. Making designs in my head what kind of plants would I like to see climbing on the arch. We actually don't have a suitable place to put it. Sometimes I even browse in ebay just estimate of how much it cost and hope one day I have more space to have one in our own veggie patch. So one day in November at the Sunday market, one stall were selling gardening accessories and I saw this arch that cost only $10. I was undecided but my husband bought one for me anyway as he knows I have been looking at garden arch online shops in ebay for months. It is really funny, the only space that can fit this garden arch is toward a very small veggie patch close to our neighbour house but it is facing our kitchen window view. The poppy plants were growing there even before we erected the garden arch so it was kind of a good unplanned thing at that moment. We had so many poppy seedlings so I just planted the seedling following the entrance pathway to this small area before we bought the arch. We were lucky that we did not need to remove the poppy plants as it has some space to fit in the garden arch.
End of spring, I transplanted some Green Gem cucumber at the other side of the arch which there is no poppy growing. I am still undecided of what kind of plants I will enjoy looking on the garden arch next coming season.
The poppy season is over when summer came, and now only the cucumber plants is climbing the garden arch. Birds like to stand on this arch as we always feed the birds near this spot. There is usually bird poo on this cucumber plants but we had a few showers few days ago that clean up the mess so I can actually took some photo of it.I am planning what to plant at the side of this garden arch this coming autumn (March) which is not far away. Should it be a perrenial or annuals...Hmmm...
(1) Passionfruit ~ Several trip to the nursery has tempted me to buy some passionfruit plant, but I don't think I will taste our first fruit as I won't be living here that long anymore. I am trying to finish my PhD ASAP don't want to have a Permanent Head Damage that long.
(2) Rose ~ The climbing one will be nice as Roses are hardy and fond of Adelaide weather very much.
(3) Tall growing annual flowers?
(4) Climbing berry fruit?
(5) Climbing vegetables ?
I would really appreciate any advice and comments. So undecided...
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