Flying buttress growing frame

Pepper’s cubby continues to grow – this time with a gracious flying buttress on the South side, to provide stability against the driving winds from the North, plus a frame for growing grapes and other climbers.  Looking forward to a lovely shady kids play area…

The structure is made from recycling trampoline components – welded together by my brother Andy who is a master at all things metal.  If you look closely, you might be able to work out which bits are from which parts of the trampoline?   🙂

Flying buttresses were originally developed to prevent the side walls of European cathedrals being moving by the weight of the roof; this one will help keep the structure stable as well as making it look cuter.  I put each of the base ends into a solid block of concrete, both of which will be incorporated into a garden bed.

Before we put the buttress on, we had to finish all the windows.

Now that the windows and buttress are done, we can remove the scaffolding.  Heck, we might even think about making the front deck and putting the door on… although everyone has got pretty used to access via the ladder