- May 13, 2016
- Posted by: Platts Horticulture
- Category: Pergolas
What are Pergolas?
Pergolas are typically made from timber uprights with crossbeams and laterals at the top to form an open-topped canopy for an outdoor eating area or walkway. Other materials are sometimes used such as vinyl or metal, depending on the look and finish you wish to achieve. When planted with vigorous, flowering climbers they make attractive structures in the garden, offering height, shade and additional colour. You can allow your plants to naturally evolve and flourish by lightly training them around the pergola, making the planting look very effective whilst keeping them easily under control.