This week’s post is about another project that we recently completed! You might recall an earlier post (SOS-W6/2020) where we closed off the pedestrian entry to the garden as some beneficial wasps were nesting right where visitors walked. The wasps spent one season there, and although they did not return, we decided to keep this entry closed.
1. The trellis supporting the old white Banksia Rose however needed replacing/supporting as it was old and had started to rot in places.
2. After much debate Mr S decided not to replace the entire structure so as to save the rose. He decided to attach new timber to strengthen the structure. By doing it this way we would not have to support a very heavy plant while trying to construct a new arch.
3. Mr S measured up the trellis, sourced old hardwood timber, painted it and set to and repaired and strengthened the arch.
4. The next debate was around what to type of screening to place at the roadside end to close off the arch. The screen that was initially put in was a white aluminium trellis, but we had seen some decorative recycled plastic screening that we thought might do the trick. We put each screen in place to see compare how each looked.
5. The black plastic screening won as it gave a nicer ‘view’ when looking through it from the road side, and it looked more natural with its stem and leaf shapes. It also adds to the shadows created by the banksia.
6. To complete the project we have put a large pot of impatiens and the smaller birdbath in front of it. The little alcove looks really lovely at the moment.
Now that I have completed my Six on Saturday for this week it is time to take a look and see what is going on in other gardens. The Propagator hosts the Six on Saturday meme, and gardeners from around the world participate. Pop over to his blog to find out more.
Wishing everyone a fruitful gardening week!