Mid-build, 9 October 2010. Those roof timbers really were nailed together, after having roughed-out a few 'back of an envelope' designs.
April 2014. The 'tower' is now 3½ years old, and already it's looking reasonably mellow. Later in the year it'll look even better.
Planting has gone quite well (in my opinion). Reflecting on the actual building process itself, it now seems almost unbelievable, or even foolhardy, that two inexperienced old-fogies managed to do what we did (we thought as much at the time).
When Lady Magnon returns from her travels, we shall move in here for the summer. It really is the best bedroom you could possibly imagine. I can hardly wait.
Is it really that long ago that you built it - seems like only last year - how time flies.ReplyDelete
That's what I thought too.Delete
You are right to be proud, it looks great. (The wisteria is so pretty.)ReplyDelete
This is its first real flowering year, last year we had about 3 flowers. The Clematis (Montana, I think) is also fantastic.Delete
Clematis and wisteria, inspired choices! They look absolutely gorgeous. The tower looks wonderful, as if it has been there for decades.ReplyDelete
I love your tower - such an achievement - a bit like a fairy taleReplyDelete
It is a beautiful, magical, place. I love that little detail along the roof line.ReplyDelete
It is absolutely beautiful…great choice of climbers too.ReplyDelete
On the north facing wall I have a climbing Hydrangea, and a Clematis Nelly Moser. The Hydrangea is romping; the Clematis died down to nothing and is now regrowing.Delete
This makes me want to visit you, Cro. Or, someday I will build something similar for my parents.ReplyDelete
I'll come over and give an (elderly) hand.Delete
I love the detail, It also confirms in my mind that the roof pitch to my cottage is far too shallow.ReplyDelete
What a super idea Cro - and goodness, how fast wisteria grows over there - it takes years to reach that stage up here in the North of England.ReplyDelete
How beautiful....it looks like a room out of a faerie tale!ReplyDelete
Magnificent! Have you painted a picture of it?ReplyDelete
It's just lovely Cro...you SHOULD be proud of it. I can just imagine sleeping there with the night breezes bringing in the scent of the flowers and the fields.ReplyDelete
You both should be very proud of building such a lovely retreat. Creativity knows no bounds. Thank you for your recent visit.ReplyDelete
Stunning. Romantic. Just plain sexy. Now how can I get my hubby to build one just like it out of recycled barn wood and sheets of steel?ReplyDelete
Just the old barn wood would be enough; keep the corrugated iron for something else.Delete
Very nice. Has quite a romantic look to it. Just right for a bedroom.ReplyDelete
That looks like a good place to wake up.ReplyDelete
Wisteria? We that around our house near Vancouver, but it's too cold to grow it where we live now. I love it!