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The main gate I made out of green oak as I was quoted £200 for a pine one, it cost me £90 the iron one is very interesting , hand made and very old indeed. It's VERY heavy and beautifully designed even the washers under the rivets are flower shaped.



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Thats a lovely gate Heron goes well with the cottage, the design seems to echo the fence? clever old you.

6 Apr, 2010

 

The design is influenced by a certain little dog who thinks he's Houdini. The other gate has wire between the bars. One day when he was a puppy he crawled under it and marched down the centre of the lane. Mortified I ran after him as a coach load of ladies approached. The driver stopped phew! got out and tried to catch him. them another coach came from the opposite direction, I ran towards it frantically waving my arms. The driver stopped just feet from me. Barnaby was having a ball running back and fro. Breathless I tried and failed to catch him. Then all the Women from both coaches joined in. By this time there was a traffic jam, never been seen on the lane before. Realising that he was outnumbered Barnaby casually trotted into the the garden. I had been painting and was wearing a holy vest that would make 'Onslow' look tatty and had to receive a congratulatory clapping of hands from all the Ladies. I immediately altered the gate.

6 Apr, 2010

 

ha ha Heron

6 Apr, 2010

 

LOL I guess Barnaby liked all that attention. Beautiful gate Heron... wanna job??? :))))

7 Apr, 2010

 

Wait in line Grindle!

7 Apr, 2010

 

Brilliant tale about Barnaby - made me roar!

7 Apr, 2010

 

:)))) I'm not known for my patience Drc

8 Apr, 2010

 

I loved the story about Barnaby Heron, I can picture it now...lol! The gate looks great, well done for doing such a good job and saving money too. :o)

8 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks Labdancer, I was brought up to do things for myself, had to help Dad with jobs, used to grumble a bit then but now I'm so glad.

9 Apr, 2010

 

Ha ha!!! thats sooooo funny!! Lovely gates, so professional :)

9 Apr, 2010

 

Great story Heron, the cheeky monkey. Great gates.

10 Apr, 2010

 

I'm awestruck by this - crikey half gardener / half DIY wonder. These are wonderful.

18 Apr, 2010

amy
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LOL , loved your story Heron , I wish I had been on the coach , you are clever making your own gates .. they are fantastic ...

24 Jun, 2010



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