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Ideas for making more of your garden this spring

Raised beds form the base for planting climbers that will grow up the tensioned wires strung across the pergola

Try this idea for creating a green screen in your garden
An established customer of Jacksons, Nick Arrowsmith sent these photos in so we could see what good use he has put our raised beds with a single pergola too. I think this is a brilliant idea, and must admit it had not occurred to me to use these in this particular way. You can see from the images that the two raised beds form the base for the single pergola above. By using tensioned wire as supports for the Clematis and Wisteria, he has planted in the raised beds. He will eventually end up with a totally green screen, which will enhance the privacy for the dining area created in this part of his garden.

Here’s what he told me about the project:

Hi Louise,
I promised you images of our pergola and raised beds – some time ago I know, and here they are. I used tensioned stainless steel wires in between the upright posts to allow the plants to climb. These are available to buy online. The one I used was a surface mounted balustrade wire kit. It’s great that it’s made from stainless steel – so no rusting, and it should last ages, just like your products!

I think this finished the pergola off really well and they are a more discreet finish than wooden trellis panels. We’ve planted one Wisteria in each planter and then filled each one with two different varieties of Clematis.

I really can’t wait until we get the green screen we’re hoping for. Your products are lovely and of such good quality – we’re really pleased with the overall look. Please let me know what you think!”
Kind regards, Nick Arrowsmith, Radcliffe on Trent.

Well it gets the thumbs up from me Nick, thanks very much for sending those through and sharing your idea with us.

If you want to see more of Nick’s photos you can go to his customer project story by visiting your dedicated web page where there’s a link to his and other customer project stories, with handy links to the products as well, including where you can get the tensioned stainless steel wire he used.

On the subject of garden projects and makeovers, have you ever wished you could find a trustworthy and talented garden designer to come up with some exciting design ideas for your own patch? We’ve been working closely with the Society of Garden Designers on our RHS Hampton design competition and we’ve discovered a page on their web site that helps you find a Garden designer in your area, that is a member of the SGD – find a link to this on your dedicated page as well. 

or call 0800 408 4754 to talk to your local Jacksons Fencing Centre.

Win tickets to RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

To celebrate our presence at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower show we are having a free prize draw to win pairs of tickets to the show. The free prize draw will run from the beginning of April until 15th June 2015. Winners will get a pair of tickets and will receive a goody bag when they drop by the Jacksons show garden when visiting the show. For full details and how to enter please go to your dedicated web page: