I saw this photo on the blog The Enduring Gardener and thought of my parents, who had their forest thinned last fall, which left a lot of woody debris. A simple metal frame holds the logs and sticks in place.
Are you currently cleaning up from a lot of winter tree damage?
This log arch was a display at the 2010 Malvern Spring Gardening Show in the U.K. The photo is © The Enduring Gardener, which is written by Stephanie Donaldson, Contributing Garden Editor of Country Living (U.K.) magazine. She also co-authored The Elements of Organic Gardening with the Prince of Wales.
Her blog’s “Inspiration” page has a lot of great photos of the Chelsea and Hampton Court garden shows.
7 thoughts on “Logs and sticks, Malvern”
That is a nice arrangement! Very artistic!
A good way to store wood and have a garden arch — a habitat for insects too.
I have many stacks of wood from fallen trees and have considered this, but opted for plain stacks of logs. It is good habitat for insects and small animals.–and those forms of life whose business is recycling and dissolution.
I think almost any kind of wood pile is going to be a really satisfying addition to a landscape.
It looks simple to construct but I bet it’s not. I love the varying diameters of wood used.
I think the main thing is getting the metal support right. And I suspect some of the sticks are wired in place. But it’s really effective and probably could be accomplished by the average gardener with a certain amount of determination.
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