honey suckle

honey suckle

31.7.14

A NEW WIRE ARCH FOR APPLE

There are three arches for roses I had made with reinforcing iron rods (rebars).  Reinforcing rods are flexible and easy to bend.  The surface of the rods are covered with rust in a short time and quite durable for more than ten years.  Rods are fixed with aluminium wires to make an arch.  The arch is hard to break because of its flexibility.  Its dark brown color is very natural and get on well with plants.

Crab apple trees are growing at the entrance of the kitchen garden.  Today I have made an arch for apple trees.

Crab apples at the entrance of the potager. 

At first two sets of three reinforcing rods were pushed into the ground at the trees of both sides.
Then other two rods were bent manually, and they were fixed by using aluminium wires.



Finally I trained the apple branches to the arch.



The trees are expected to grow to the top of the arch next year.





2 comments:

  1. Your garden is full of wonders and ingenuity. I find it wonderful that I can sit in the UK and be shown a garden on the other side of the world, and even better, be shown it by its creator. Thank you

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    1. I am so delighted to know that many people on the other side of the world are reading my blog. Thank you so much for your comments.

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