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My new pergola..easy peasy..!!

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In the summer T bought the wood to build a new pergola to replace the rotting metal one on the flat lawn. He carefully cut and threaded the frame from amongst the chocolate vine and clematis and cleared the area. When I saw how much extra room it gave to the flat lawn, I decided I didn’t want a structure there and instead it would look good attached to the garden room. !!!
After he calmed down and agreed that it would be a good idea :o) he drew up plans to assemble the new pergola on the front of the garden room. As the floor in front of the garden room was only about 3ft wide it meant extending it to accommodate the large pergola. As the ground slopes down towards the house it meant he needed to build a wall out from the garden room and fill it with rubble and concrete. He broke up the concrete circle on the flat lawn and used that as infill. I did help!!! I flattened the circle where the stone had been and seeded it. It’s growing nicely.
For ages we had wanted to change the brick look slabs on the patio by the kitchen and thought we would kill two birds with one stone and use the old slabs under the pergola and buy new for the patio.. carting those slabs up the garden nearly killed this bird!!! We had put decking down in front originally and it was quite slippery at times.

Here is how it looked when T first built it…

Here he is sorting out the new floor after he has put the pergola up.


A lick of paint for the whole lot to weather proof it and it’s almost completed.


While we were working on it we noticed that the garden swing was beginning to corrode and wouldn’t last much longer. The seat was ok but the frame was looking suspect. I had already asked T to fasten the children’s garden swing to the pergola and he suggested we hang the swing seat from the metal beams he had put in to strengthen the frame for the swing and ‘hey presto’ …
T enjoying the fruits of his labour…


We spend so much time up there all year round we think it has been well worth the effort. ;o)

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What a good job you
have made,it looks really good.
I like the feature of the swing, will you be having one each? Roll on Spring so we can spend more time out of doors.

19 Jan, 2019

 

Thanks Marjorie, lol, I like the children's swing, T likes to lounge on the other. Yes, roll on spring..

19 Jan, 2019

 

It looks absolutely brilliant Sheila . . well done both of you!

19 Jan, 2019

 

If I get fed up of Scott, I think I’ll move in to that garden room. You wouldn’t mind would you? ;) seriously though...thats fantastic! You’ve both done a very professional job. Have you got electricity inside the garden room? I’m just checking...if not, its ok as I mostly drink wine anyway...red..doesn’t even need chilling.

19 Jan, 2019

 

My word what a professional job your O H has done!! it looks fantastic, I expect you are over the moon, I will fight you for it Karen!!

19 Jan, 2019

 

Fantastic addition, HB..... I'm sure you'll use it such a lot....

19 Jan, 2019

 

may I borrow him to do something similar for me? please pretty please?? :o))

19 Jan, 2019

 

That won't be pretty Angela. I'm sure we both have very strong arms! lol ;)

19 Jan, 2019

 

Clever you Homebird for your brain wave it looks wonderful I can see its being enjoyed already lol

19 Jan, 2019

 

Its fantastic - just be careful nobody swings back into the window---
It all looks so professional - hope it gives you years of pleasure.

19 Jan, 2019

 

Thank you all so much for your lovely, funny comments.
When T built the garden room he put the kitchen from an old caravan into it for me. We have an oven and two ring gas hob, electric for the light, radio and kettle. He connected the taps to the outside tap up there, to wash any pots. We have a little fridge with a tiny freezer bit. Ideal for the beers for the lads and ice for the lasses drinks.. It was home from home all through the very hot weather last summer. The cooker along with the barbecue made it so easy to eat outside with the family. The grandchildren even asked to sleep up there one night. The owl calls soon changed their mind..lol they really are loud when they start. The camper toilet in the back is a real bonus...:.)

19 Jan, 2019

 

That's great its got all that and well used.

19 Jan, 2019

 

Thanks Thrupence.

19 Jan, 2019

 

Wow that is lovely

19 Jan, 2019

 

My goodness what a wonderful job, it looks amazing! I'd like to join the list of those wanting to borrow T. You're never going to be in the house come the warmer weather.

20 Jan, 2019

 

Finally I get to see your face Linda. Hello! Love the pergola too. Not sure why, but I envision it with Carolina Jessamine growing over with its yellow trumpets & frangrant flowers.

20 Jan, 2019

 

Wow! Its like a proper holiday home...I will be very happy!

20 Jan, 2019

 

Thankyou Drc and Waddy, I know how lucky I am. We like to sit up there and watch the sunset in the summer. You would be very welcome any time Karen...
Bathgate I have to shop for new climbers come the spring. I googled the Jessamine and isn't it beautiful. Pity it wouldn't be happy in our climate. Yellow is my absolute favourite colour in the garden.

20 Jan, 2019

 

That looks great! So welcoming! Ever thought of renting oi out? We stayed at a lovely (similar) place near York. It had been built for the owner's mother and had everything one could need. A view of the garden is a lovely bonus

20 Jan, 2019

 

Oh it has all mod cons too..... that's even better, when can I move in? packing as I type!! lol

20 Jan, 2019

 

Well worth the effort Sheila ! :) It looks very nice.

21 Jan, 2019

 

Thanks very much...it's a bit cramped with all the family in when it rains...lol
The grandchildren love to be up there.

24 Jan, 2019

 

What a competent man your T is, doing all that plumbing in the garden room,as well as building on the pergola. I'm glad you all got to use it last summer. Let's hope we have a good one again this year.

24 Jan, 2019

 

Thankyou Ff. Can't wait to breakopen the garden games and toys again..:o)

27 Jan, 2019

 

I know I complimented all your hubby's hard work H'bird, its looks and sounds fabulous...My comments are disappearing again, never have understood why or how to stop it happening..

24 Mar, 2019

 

I wonder why it's happening Lincs. I'm not on much nowadays so haven't really noticed anything. It's nice when I do get the chance to catch up a bit.

25 Mar, 2019

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