Saturday, 11 January 2014

New roof out back and odd things


I have upset my cat she is just not talking to me.
This is Leroy and she always sat with me while watching tv.
Lately Mal has been sitting in Leroys spot and because it warm outside Leroy has been sleeping outside but we had a few cold days and Leroy came back inside to find her spot gone.

She just doesn't look happy
and now she has moved in next to the Beer fairy.




We are replacing the green sheeting out back it's been there a million years or so and has many holes.
The replacement sheeting has been in the driveway for a million years waiting to be installed but I finally organised these two, the beer fairy is still organising himself or maybe he is solving the world problems I not quite sure.
This is Bo Peap [3 sheep are still missing]. He is my worker for today wonderful guy we know him many years.
There is a lot of tree trimming to do as many branches have grown over the roof.

These are the action shots.


A lot of mess everywhere.
This branch has grown and is now resting on the gutter so the chain saw came out to cut it as it's huge
Danglie legs.
 and the Beer fairy face of concentration, it's hard work holding the ladder.
The finished job, now it needs a new paint job most likely my job.
 But it lets in a lot more light, might be able to plant things here now only pots lived here before and they had to be moved every now and again.
 This was the cut, hope the tree lives but it might not as it was a big cut and a lot of tree was removed.
 This is my project it's to hold the vines back so you can get in the gate to the back garden, not finished yet still working on the design.
Much more light down here now.

29 comments:

  1. Your project looks like it could be a pergola.. The tree branches are huge.. I guess the rook and tree trimming are important when it is growing so close to your house. Leroy is a cute kitty. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. It's mainly there to stop the vines growing across the pathway.
      Merle...........

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  2. its beautiful the way the trees grow around your house, like living in the trees, you don't have snakes in those trees do you?

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    1. Most of our snakes live on the ground and are very shy but we do have lots of deadly ones but so far none in my back yard
      Merle..............

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  3. No one can make you feel as guilty as a cat can!
    The pergola is going to look lovely!
    Jane x

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    1. No one i know understands cats.
      Merle..............

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  4. A cat with its nose out of joint is a cat to be reckoned with!
    Look at all that sunshine! I'd take some.

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    1. I will send you some we are going into another heat wave.
      Merle.................

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  5. Roofing is such a miserable job...messy and noisy but nice when it is done I wonder WHAT you did to that poor cat! xo Diana

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    1. It was only a small area so done pretty quickly.
      Merle............

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  6. It looks so much brighter with the clear roofing. I hope the tree survives, I think it probably will, even with such a large cut, many street trees survive drastic pruning by councils.
    I hope Leroy feels more kindly now.

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    1. You are right I forgotten how the council workers hack into trees and they survive.
      Merle..................

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  7. Hi Merle ...... The light you have there now is terrific...should be able to have some plants there...fingers crossed the tree will be fine.... Barb xxx

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    1. The green stuff never let in enough light so it's a improvement for the plants.
      Merle...........

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  8. Wow - that extra light is amazing. Plants will go gang-busters.
    Cats are very good at expressing displeasure aren't they? One of ours (Jazz) has the huffs at the moment because the smaller portion is away. I am a very poor substitute and he tells me so. Often.

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    1. It is funny how they have favourites they are weird little creatures.
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  9. Leroy looks very cross.

    The material has been lying around for a long time, so I thought it would be a long project, but no, done in a day. Get your paint brush cleaned and ready.

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    1. Once they get going things happen it just hard to get them going in the first place.
      Merle..........

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  10. Hari Om
    that is definitely a look of disdain...

    And WOW! Loving the new look - is there still UV protection in the clear roof though? Your garden is like a living sculpture, Merle. Lots of wonderful aspects. YAM xx

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    1. We get plenty of light but little sun under there so should be ok.
      Merle................

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  11. Look at all that bushwhacking! Good heavens. I did not know that your corner was in a proverbial jungle. It may be in an actual one. We kid about such things, but I'm not sure that you are joshing. I really like that clear roof. Hope that it works marvelously for you.

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    1. No not really most places around here have lots of lawn and not a lot of trees we have lots of trees and no lawn.
      I like all the green enclosed space, it is blocks out a lot of noise and cools the air in summer.
      Merle..............

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  12. Wow, that was a big project !
    Yes, the light will help your plants so much, all that good sunshine.
    I smiled when you said the painting will be your job, most men seem to run the opposite way ;)
    ~Jo

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  13. Oh, your precious kitty will come around. You have started quite the project! I'm so glad we don't have any snakes here.

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  14. Oh those persnickety kitties! They do like their usual spots. Looks like quite a project with your roof. Hope it continues to go well. Jane

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  15. Did the Beer fairy do all the work? If so, he’s amazing! It’s not an easy job to accomplish roofing, especially the cutting of trees that has that size. And looking at all the pictures while he’s on roof, that’s quite dangerous. No wonder some prefer to hire a pro on this. But it all ended well and that’s what matter. Your plan is also good for the plants and painting job. How is it?

    Amber @ AmericasChoiceRoofers.com

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  16. That is a solid reference for future roofing, especially for other people who have yet to face maintenance problems and all. What matters is that stuff like that is kept at bay, while people are thinking and acting for themselves. Kudos!

    Pleasance Faast @ Shelton Roofing

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  17. You might want to completely remove that tree if you want your new roof to live a long life. It’s just that it looked like it might pose a threat to your roof, since its branches are hanging too low. Those branches might scrape your roof, and its falling leaves might trigger a growth of moss in it. Just a thought.

    Terence Warner @ Brunwin Roofing

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  18. This is a great post! Thank you for sharing

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