Let’s talk about trellis.

There is always space on the internet for more stuff about gardens and cats. Which is fortunate as I have an abundance of both.

Today the metal trellis went up on the new fence. I think it looks swanktastic, and the leaf design and galvanised finish complement the gate perfectly and break up that unremitting expanse of fence:

Trellis and gate

One of the final detail jobs - the trellis

The wisteria has already gone in beside the gate and will hopefully romp up the first trellis and thence along the top square trellis right along the fence / over the top of the gate. I will probably buy another couple of panels of that trellis for the area beside my back door, just to balance the design / bring the lovely galvanised steel over onto the other side of the garden in a much more subtle way.

The summerhouse is finally done. All it needs now is the exposed bits of framework / roof front battens / door panels to be painted – literally the work of minutes – which I shall do on the first day we get sunshine coinciding with my being wellish. Am so, so happy with the garden. The summerhouse has long been what I thought was an idle fantasy (but like most idle fantasies, it only remains so until you decide to make it happen). To put the milkshake-pink of the little house’s doors in context – because I am aware that it is a terribly twee colour – the tree it is nestling beneath (the big one on the left, not the little red-leaved acer clinging to its right side), is a pink-flowering cherry. So the whole thing’s going to be blossomtastic, come May next year (or possibly the year after, as I have a feeling that tree was pruned this year).

Summerhouse waiting for paint

By the look of it, I need to get some sulphur on that magnolia in the foreground – it has been quite yellow this year – probably my alkaline soil finally getting the poor thing down – and we can’t have that. Magnolias are such a lovely herald to the spring.


About chiller

Rachel Coldbreath spent 20 years working internationally as a technical specialist on large data collections for law firms, before becoming disabled. She blogs on a variety of topics from the news and politics to gardening and how very annoying it is, being disabled. Habits include drilling holes about 1mm away from where they ought to be, and embarking with great enthusiasm on tasks for which she is neither physically nor intellectually equipped.
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