The summerhouse is up! It has been a long time in coming but it is certainly worth it. Three study joiners erected it yesterday morning in a much shorter time than I would have imagined.
How different the garden now looks. When we had our overgrown Leyandii tree cut down in April we were left with a difficult corner of the garden. It sloped down to the fence, and it was full of tree roots. Plan A had been to have the area filled in and levelled off, then to build a summer house, but after a chat with Callum from W G Paterson & Son we decided to have them build decking and erect the summer house on top.
As spring turned into summer we became quite used to our clear space, and the weeds loved it too.
As August turned into September the joiners arrived and put up the decking. We had to put up some fence panels to make sure the dogs would not get over the now very low fence which protruded above the deck. Thanks to Hammy our neighbour that job was done very quickly. But still there was no sign of the summerhouse.
We became quite used to the decking, and had more than a few cups of tea in our new little corner of the garden. The dogs loved it too because the decking construction was still to be finished and they could get underneath to greet our neighbours cars and dogs!
The final stage happened yesterday, when our long awaited summerhouse arrived and was put up. It is an interesting shape with a lovely pointed roof. Now all we need to do is to get in furnished. Mary has already been looking for material to make cushions for the wickerwork suite which we have for it.
Lily and Poppy have given the seats the thumbs (paws?) up. But they are less sure about the fact that their secret dog run under the decking is no longer accessible.