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By amy2

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We have a narrow passage between out house and a side garden leading into the back garden , last winter the cruel wind burnt the foliage off a lovely Acer in its pathway ..

I had to find a solution , I came up with a design which I thought would solve the problem after seeing a sheet of tin plate metal in a junk store ..
It’s the left over portion from a metal worker who makes weather vanes , its approx 4ft x 3ft ..

As usual I had to call on the help of my Hubby , he built a little brick wall to mount it on with a wooden surround topped off with narrow wicker work ..

If you look closely you can see the N S E W also the arrow shapes of the weather vane

What do you think?

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Clever you to find it and put nit to such good use

11 Jun, 2019

 

Absolutely ingenius! Love it! Well done.

11 Jun, 2019

 

That is absolutely lovely. You see this really posh cut metal sheets on the garden makeover shows, out of most people's price range. this one is lovely a real talking point with all the shapes to study and work out what they were! And...top marks to Hubby for the surround, couldn't be better.

11 Jun, 2019

 

Thank you Girls ,I'm glad you like it ,I've just noticed on the top photo it looks like a squirrel sitting on the arrow :o)

11 Jun, 2019

 

Wonderful idea Amy2. Please ignore my questions on the single photo. You've answered all my questions in your blog. Thank you.

11 Jun, 2019

 

Looking closely at the cut out sections, on the metal sheet, I think I can see a squirrel and a dog maybe.

11 Jun, 2019

 

Yes it is a lovely feature. above the squirrel there appears to be a retriever too

11 Jun, 2019

 

Wow,Amy..that is brilliant,and what a great idea...even better when Tony has done such a superb job for you..just lovely xx

11 Jun, 2019

 

Fantastic it looks great and to make a feature out of something recycled is even better, a great talking point when you have visitors, and it shows you have artistic vision, well done.

11 Jun, 2019

 

Great windbreak, hope it solves the problem.

11 Jun, 2019

 

Aren't you two clever? It looks like a piece of modern art. Very well done you two!

12 Jun, 2019

 

Very unique design. I can make out all kinds of shapes. Is it copper?

13 Jun, 2019

 

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments I'm happy you like it ,, Paul its not copper it steel plate ( I think )

13 Jun, 2019

 

It's very nice Amy and I hope it helps with the wind problem. You were very lucky to find it :) x

15 Jun, 2019

 

Thank you Hywel ,I'm glad you like it x

15 Jun, 2019

 

Hi Amy this looks great like garden art good find x

1 Jul, 2019

 

Thanks San It could have done with a black background to show the shapes off better Lol ...

3 Jul, 2019

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