Chelsea 2013 – the structure

It’s been a very busy couple of months with building the greenhouse and other preparations for this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

A key feature of this year’s Delphinium Society stand will be a small pergola and patio table/chairs.

The pergola has been built from FSC softwood from B&Q – it probably comes from Eastern Europe, rather than the non-FSC stamped timber I could have bought from the local sawmill and sourced from the Forestry Commission.  However, the authorities like the FSC stamp regardless of the eco-disaster in terms of transportation.

Here’s the pergola underway

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We’ve also been constructing the edging for the beds that will hide the pots the plants are growing in –

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We’re not saying the carpentry is fairly ‘rustic’ but the pot does make a nice accent point – am thinking it needs filling with some nice pale yellow violas to add a little colour low down.

We also have a patio table and chairs from the tip.  These are being sandblasted down and repainted in ‘country cream’ – check back later and I will add a before and after picture.  Early results with the paint brush are looking good.


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