Monday, October 17, 2011

New Garden Alcove

Last year we pulled down an aging brush fence trellis with the intent of replacing it with a new garden alcove. Aside from the aesthetics of the structure it also provides us with some privacy from the adjacent school and its playing fields.

We had a steel fixer make up a steel frame and put it into place. The idea was to but a small river stone base in front of it, featured by a water bath for the birds and place two large pots with climbing plants and then affix bamboo/cane sheets to the steel frame to complete the alcove.

After the frame was installed winter set in and things came to a halt. The following images detail our progress to date.

The bed dug out for the river stone base  - the concrete plinth is to be the base for the bird bath:

Work proceeds:

Things take shape:
Another view:
Next step is to attach the bamboo/cane sheets to the steel work and to then position the pots and attach the runners from the climbing vines to the surrounds.

1 comment:

LindaG said...

Looks like it's going to be very nice, John. :)