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:
Things take shape:
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.