Saturday, 7 March 2015

Project fence completed


A little fence made by moi. I found a pile of  this wood  made by William to support the fence beams. I turned it into a mini fence. My piece of woodwork provides shadow for the neighbours' kitten who visits us sometimes.


A shadow dance. Play of dark and light


A 36 meter fence made by William It took 17 days last summer holiday to remove a 50 year old Macrocarpa hedge and lots of nights and weekends to build the fence.

In one tree stump now lives a fairy. The door was made by a clever friend.

This butterfly wasn't afraid. She swirled around me and landed so I could take a picture.

Tadaa-----------and here ladies and gentleman is the window I bought on the demolition yard. Surrounded by some leftovers from the fence and decorated with some pots and an old bottle we digged up from the ground.

I found this hook on TradeMe (the NZ Ebay or marktplaats) to hang on some plants in Spring. William oiled it so it doesn't rust quickly.
You can now also clearly see the rope. What happened is that the gaps between the boards were too big. William came up with the idea to fill it with rope . The reason is that when the wood starts working, it won't affect the rope. It also looks good.

The tops still have to be removed before the project is completed, We still want to create a pathway but first we need to fix up two sleeping rooms.

17 comments:

  1. Het ziet er mooi uit na al het werk dat je er aan gehad hebt.Lekker zonnetje erbij. Wij hebben ook zo'n dertig jaar oude heg verwijderd twee jaar geleden, wat een werk... De bomen hebben we toen maar later door een vakman laten doen.

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  2. Your fence looks good! You are inventive and creative! Who would have thought of using ropes between the boards.
    Have a great weekend, Marja, and thanks for your visit.
    Wil, ABCW

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  3. What a slice of heaven you created in your own backyard. And William is so wonderfully handy and hardworking! Congratulations to you both for a job well done. Also, tip of my hat to the person who made that magical door. :)

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  4. Such a lovely fence.. Love the neighbours cat and can see why he/she likes the shade.. Love your Fairy Door.. I have two in my wall... :-) and your Window goes a treat....
    Lovely Garden Marja, and I hope you have an enjoyable weekend,
    Love and Hugs dear Marja... and so enjoyed your visit too xxx

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  5. WOW Marja, you and William have accomplished so much very quickly. Your photos are always so interesting and fun, thanks for sharing. This is one of the reasons why Blogging is so superior to FaceBook.
    Keep shining my dear friend
    Warm heart hugs
    Peggy xxxxx

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    1. Thanks Peggy William worked nearly non stop I only helped in the weekends
      I do think blogging is better than Facebook :)

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  6. I'm impressed with your back garden! That window and hook are quite fantastic to put on the fence. I love the butterfly, fairy door and, of course, the dancing silhouette!

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  7. I have to do some work on my backyard fence this spring. And I'm a couple of weekends away from starting my tiny garden again. Great pictures! I seriously dig the one of the butterfly.

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  8. What a grand fence you have made. Now you have all the fun of gardening ahead of you, yay!! Love your recycled window and the rope in between the wood. You two certainly have been busy.

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  9. must be hard removing the bushy fence. Revisiting after a long time. How are you?

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    1. I am good thanks What about you. Do you still have your blog. As there isn't a link on your profile?

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  10. Good fences makes good neighbors and clearly, Kitten is happy. Love the window.

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  11. Can I borrow William? You have bothe done a great job. You have a great imagination.

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  12. Nice shots of some creative ideas turned into reality. Looks like the kitty approves of your new 'fence'. We came close to having our ficus hedge removed (whitefly infestation) and replaced with a fence but a landscaper was able to restore it to health.

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  13. Hi Marja - love the window - what fun .. and the idea with the ropes to fill the gaps - very clever.. You are both obviously very creative and good with your hands and with your ideas ... looks amazing .... now you can relax and enjoy your fencing ... almost finished now.

    Cheers Hilary

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  14. What wonderful creative work. Your fence is a delight, and the window is gorgeous. I love the idea of the rope in the gaps. What a clever pair.

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