Rated 2 out of 5 by 2
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nerfertiti Looks can be deceiving
I bought two of these obelisks last year and have tried using them to grow both clematis and runner beans. They look very pretty when assembled, but sadly they feel quite flimsy. In heavy winds, they have blown over even when pushed firmly into the soil. This has been disappointing as I was hopeful that they would provide great support for my plants, and it was too late to send them back when it happened. This year, I have decided to strengthen them by weaving long bamboo canes lengthwise in between the framework of the Obelisk, which are pushed firmly and deeply into the ground. It seems to have done the trick. We have had heavy winds in the past few weeks and my obelisks have not moved at all and they feel very sturdy now. My beans have already started climbing through the obelisk and the bamboo canes and my clematis looks very happy indeed.
May 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Calabs Not all it appears to be
Recently ordered this for a Vienetta Clematis I had bought. Was really excited when it arrived but that was short lived. The quality of the product is quite poor and when assembled looks a bit like a wonky donkey nothing seems to align properly. Would much rather go to a good garden centre and buy one a bit more sturdy. Will be sending it back and lose out on postage and packing.
July 18, 2014