Blog 12. Making the Oriental Pagoda
2005 We wanted something really special – a statement!
It arrived in 175 sections – with no instructions, inventory or screws.
We then found out that we needed planning permission because it was over 3 metres in height! Seven coats of Sikkins varnish (both under and top coat) kept us busy for several weeks – drying conditions in March were very slow. Eventually, the instructions arrived, together with 950 screws!!!!
If ever the pagoda was burned down it would be a lovely area for the deck chairs!!!!
Of course, the way we wanted it to open was on the side that had the deepest drop onto the path. So we had to cut back some of the border and widen the path to accommodate the steps.
Our four children and their friends like to sit in it and play guitars long into the night!
Autumn – note the conifer that had to be cut into “cloud” shapes so that it didn’t get too big and looked right with the oriental feel. Don’t know what type of conifer it is, but it lends itself well to topiary.
Winter – well, actually it was 6 April!!!!
- 23 Apr, 2008
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