Sunday, 17 January 2016


I realised that I did not show you the gazebo finished being covered in, to give us some much needed winter storage.

These were taken on the 1st November, the gazebo now has a door and is weather tight to a good degree.

Door opening out to allow for maximum storage inside.

Some plants already inside for protection.

Paul left the three bales of hay inside until he could use it fir protection plants in garden.

 At that time Paul also bought some scaffold boards which he cut up to make a cold frame for down by the greenhouse.

The rough plan and measurements.

 Putting it together.

front and back sections

Paul had cleared a place in the raised bed that runs towards the back gate, this is where he finished putting it together.

 The two ends

The box is formed

the sloping side

This is the nearly finished coldframe, it's been made deep to allow for a false bottom for storage and also so half could be removed for taller plants, However this is as far as Paul got.


  1. Must have completely missed this post back in November!
    The now enclosed Gazebo is looking great and so much more useful in which to store/house items/plants during the colder weather. Even the three bales of hay will help to keep the heat inside.
    My late mother used to use coldframes to help absorb the shock from the 'greenhouse to garden stages.'
    I remember the main disadvantage was of any invasion of the slugs and snails seeking warmth and dryness and then finding succulent food on tap.

    1. You did not miss it Kendal I only up loaded it yesterday because I had forgotten to do so.
      Your late mother was right , that is what they are used for, but you must keep watch for slugs etc.