Monday, November 15, 2010

Building the Veranda

Before work had begun.
Just over half way down the garden is a large wooden outbuilding. This had been used by a former owner of the property as a carpenters workshop. We are fortunate that this building, as well as having an electrical supply, is well insulated and doubled glazed - a real benefit in the British climate and allows us to overwinter some of our more borderline hardy plants away from the cold and snow we would often expect.

The area in front of this building had been towards the end of the list of jobs to undertake, and we finally got started in the summer of 2009. This meant clearing the existing shrubs and removing roughly a ton of old gravel.

Due to over commitments the work to build an extension to the building was delayed until the Autumn. The following photographs tell the tale the work undertaken.



The finished result has created a relaxing place to sit and wile away a few hours surrounded by exotic plants.



  1. You have a blog, how cool I shall add you to my list. I love your veranda. In fact I just love your garden!!!

  2. Cool that you're blogging! The pictures don't do this justice at all! It's a lovely, relaxing area within a spectacular garden! :o)


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