Make a Rose Arch

Add height and color to your garden with a classic wood arch, built from a kit and framed with climbing roses and clematis.

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Position the Arch

Tamp down the rocks with a pole. With help, lift the arch and lower its legs into the holes. Make sure each leg is standing on the base, and add or remove material until all four are solidly supported.

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Check the Uprights

Make sure that all the verticals are correctly aligned, and that the horizontal pieces are level. If necessary, maneuver the arch until it's perfectly upright; when you're satisfied that it is, pack more rocks around the legs.

Use Bubble Level for Arch AlignmentEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Mortar in the Legs

Pour the ready-mix concrete into each hole, up to ground level, ensuring that it completely surrounds the legs. Slowly add water to the holes to soak the concrete, and allow it to dry and harden for a day or two. Now stain the arch in your chosen color and plant around it.

Building a Rose ArchEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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